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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

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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

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I like that Julia showed the pencil sketch process!!
I think this is a great start for urban sketching. I like that Julia gives some very useful tips and helps simplify the subject so that is doesn't overwhelm beginners! I also love how Julia uses bright vibrant and playful colours, relevant to the subject she is painting. This makes the painting much livelier. I will try to use this technique as well. I am very inspired by this course and plan to start a project in the town I live painting facades of buildings as soon as the weather gets a bit better! :)
it's a wonderful class! i've never thought I can draw. Now I'm sketching beautiful cards with houses! Sp happy to find Julie)





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.

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