Urban Sketching for Beginners: Watercolour Sketch in 3 Steps

Julia Henze, Illustrator | Letterer | Urban Sketcher

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7 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Urban sketching tips

    • STEP 1: Sketching with a pencil

    • STEP 2: Fineliner and brush pen inking

    • STEP 3: Watercolour and splattering

    • Final thoughts


About This Class

This class is for people who don’t know where to start with urban sketching, for people who are struggling with their first sketches but also for all those who just would like to draw a nice Dutch house with me. I'll show you, step by step, how to make a beautiful watercolour sketch and I'll give you a lot of tips that will make your urban sketching process much easier and fun.

For this project, you may use my references or your own photographs.

Enjoy the class!


A short video preview of the class: Speed Drawing

253 of 256 students recommendSee All

excellent introduction if you want to draw buildings
great class thx
Cheryl Oed

Feng Shui Consultant, Instructor

Yes! I don't draw. I'm here to learn new things and I have a lot of free time. I only saying that to say I have NO drawing experience. Even having no experience, I drew a beautiful home, step by step. The sketching parts could use a little more info, or like a reference to the picture you are drawing, but just pause and rewind when needed. I didn't do the watercolor portion,because I don't have any, but she makes that part look easy as well. Lovely class. Thank you. ;)
Chrystani Heinrich

Trying to unlock my millenial powers...





Julia Henze

Illustrator | Letterer | Urban Sketcher


My name is Julia Henze. I'm a freelance illustrator, letterer and urban sketcher living and working in a village with a name that nobody can pronounce, Bergschenhoek, in The Netherlands. I primary work in retail illustration, mainly the hand drawn lettering, and beside it, I have a great hobby which is urban sketching.  

I'd love to share my passion for urban sketching with you and I want to show you how to make a sketching process easier and fun. 

To follow my work explore my Instagram and my website www.blueinkstudio.nl