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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      What is Urban Sketching?


    • 3.

      Why should I paint live?


    • 4.

      How to start as a beginner?


    • 5.

      Setting up your Urban Sketching kit.


    • 6.

      Perspective Basics you have always wanted to know.


    • 7.

      Applying Perspective Basics out in the field.


    • 8.

      Let’s start Urban Sketching - Part 1 - Sketching


    • 9.

      Urban Sketching- Part 2 - Penwork


    • 10.

      Urban Sketching - Part 3 - Watercoloring


    • 11.

      Urban Sketching Part 4 -Adding details at home & FAQ’s


    • 12.

      Urban Sketching Manifesto - Must Watch


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Everything you need to know about Urban Sketching. Have you always felt that you are missing on some basics that all pro artists knows about? In this one hour class you will learn hands on practical skills Perspective Basics, which will enable you to develop that Artistic Eye and sketch what you see like a pro!

A class that enables you to go out and paint your city! Urban sketching is a way of storytelling, you can create a documentary narrative of your life through your pen & brush!

It connects you with the nature, your surrounding and other fellow artists. I will guide you into overcoming your fear to go out and paint in public and become a confident artist. Get my personal suggestions in creating your watercolor palette that I followed myself :)

In this class I will take you outside to paint a carefully selected subject, A Potted Planter Stand, in which we will locate and mark Horizon line, Eye level, base line and finally teach you ‘Pencil Sighting Technique’ that helps u in creating perfectly scaled painting. 

Our Urban Sketching subject for your reference-

Worried about changing lights, while painting out? Then check out this Class Everything you need to know about painting shadows .

If you like this class, please leave a review as it will help me in reaching to more students:) And don’t forget to upload your Paintings!

Happy Paintings!

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Sweta Kaushik

Watercolor Artist & Urban Sketcher



Hello Artists,

I am Sweta, a traditional Watercolor Artist, Urban Sketcher & the Founder of the 'Urban Sketching Circle - A Membership for on-location painting'. I live in Delhi, India.

I am a passionate teacher and present modern solutions to my student's problems, improving their observational skills and allowing them to visualize and interpret the 3- Dimensional world in front of us accurately on paper.

If painting from 3D world is a bit hard for you, then click here and download my free guide on Urban Sketching - 5 steps to simplify what you see.

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1. Introduction : hi guys in this class, I'm going to teach you the basics of urban sketching. Have you always thought that you were missing on some basics that all Protess knows about? Do you want to develop that artistic eyes so you can observe scenes like professionals? You have access to all urban's catching content and still finding it hard to finally start doing it in this class. I'll hold your hand and take you through the part that I took to start urban sketching. Our been sketching is a way of storytelling, and you can create a documentary narrative off your life through your pen. You can use any media you love, and it helps you in creating a drawing habit. It connects you with the nature your surrounding on the community. Artists from all time artists were learning directly from painting life and I can say is the most authentic way to learn. You will gradually start understanding about perspective composition, focal point on your own, and with the help of fellow artists, we together we locate her is online. I level baseline and finally used a pencil, citing technique to draw the perfectly scale paintings. Are you nervous? to go out and paint in public. Guess what? I was the same person. And this class will also help, you know, overcoming your fear and tell you some ways so that you can immediately start urban sketching. I'll tell you how you can locate our been sketching official groups in your area or create one yourself. I'm gonna show you what I carry in my urban's catching kid and get my personal suggestions on creating your watercolor palette and choosing a sketchbook. This topic has been the most demanded class of all time, and I made sure to give it my best. So what are you waiting for? Join me and paint along. 2. What is Urban Sketching?: Harbin's catching is all about painting life beat indoors or outdoors. It's about capturing the essence off a place some people use their pencils for the initial sketch on. Some people like to use the illustrative pens on. I have seen there are many people who just being directly using their brushes. They don't do any initial sketch as a big ner. It's a daunting task to go out and paint in public. I overcame it by starting to pain for Stepped on my table. I started painting the objects around me, beat my coffee mark shoe slippers, my watercolor palette or anything that I liked. It was very fascinating to see the final result. Usually when we pain from references, it's just a recreation of what others has painted. I could see my vision in my life paintings. It was something I created. We as a human also captures the entire moment when we are painting life. Every time I go back to those painting and look at them all the memories off, the specific time comes back to me the warm sun, the people passing by, the friends that I complete me, how accomplished I felt, finishing that painting on There's 13 guardedness in that our been sketching has already become a worldwide movement where people are going out with their fellow artists and painting on location on. If you're still thinking that why you should war been sketching and how it's gonna help you , then take my next class. 3. Why should I paint live?: if you're still thinking house or burns catching, gonna help you. There's done off reference images available online, and you can create new artwork every day. And if you want to learn new techniques and skin, you have lots off book available on that too. Well, the answer that I learned over the course of my journey is that you are just repeating what others have already created. Toby unique and search your own style and technique will have to learn the way old masters did months I was attending, Ah, workshop off a traditional master artist. So at that time I was struggling with my perspective skills. So I asked him to suggest me a book to learn perspective. Andi. I wanted to create more complicated to the escapes, he said. Just go out and paint arrest, you'll figure out. And I did exactly that. I went out more and more for plain your sketch ing's on I painted on location. Our been sketching is a way off storytelling. You can create a documentary narrative off your life through your own pen. You can use any media you love. It helped me in creating a drawing habit on it. basically connects you with the nature and the community. Artists from all time artist were learning directly from painting life, and I can say it's the most authentic way to learn new skills and techniques on to grow yourself. You notice that you will gradually start understanding about perspective and focal point on your own, and you start noticing the perfectly composed scenes in the nature and you'll start doing the same things in your painting. You develop your own natural style, and I also wanted to share it with you that it has happened to be a lot of times that people have come to me while I was doing on location paintings. Andi, they asked me to draw for them. I have gotten commissioned work because off that I hope this class inspired you enough on you are ready to pick up your pen and start doing our been sketching and the next class. I'll tell you how to start urban sketching this moment, using a project well 4. How to start as a beginner?: guys. I recommend everybody who is nervous about going out to paint in public to first start painting live indoors. I'll repeat again. If you are nervous paid indoors before outdoors, I have prepared an activity for you. Just follow my instructions on. You'll start doing life sketching in the duration off this video this instant, Pick up a pen, pencil. Whatever is available, just follow it. Trust me, it will make you experience something unique. Get a papers, preferably smooth one. And if you have a sketchbook around, just pick it up. Now look around and find an interesting shape to draw. By that, I mean, I love drawing shoes. I find the shape is really in trusting and it's challenging at the same time. So even if you don't find something very easy, I would say Just attempt doing whatever is you feel comfortable, But I have done a lot of still life painting in my life, and I started painting by simple shapes like spheres cubes. Andi, if you want toe attempt simple shapes like them. Please do it. Okay, so get ready. Our next step is that you'll pause the video set a time of five minutes in your phone, and within that five minutes you have tow attempt making the subject you have Children loaned him for perfection. Just do it now. Pause the video now and start painting. Welcome back, guys. I hope you have done your activity. Andi, seriously, that's how everybody starts. It's actually that the fourth step is the most difficult one to take. Don't worry if you're not happy with your outcome or if you thought you could have done better. So there's always the next time and you won't be making your best work in your initial painting. Nobody does. Important thing is to start Congratulations. You have just finished your life sketch for today, and guys treat yourself and upload this project from down below. Andi is skilled in skill share. You can upload the works only using of the version, so do it now, and if you want to again postal video for five minutes. Andi. Fill the colors in your project. Work on. Then you can share it next taping to your handbag, your favorite coffee cup or maybe a shoes. And if you like to paint botanicals than just going to a balcony and paint Whatever you see outside any plant trees are. If you have parts at your homes within a few days, you'll start observing the interesting shapes everywhere. Maybe our own your house in your park at your walking place. Andi When you look at those in trusting shapes, just observe them and think how you will attempt to paint them. How will you start? What will you keep in your mind? Will you think about the perspective? Will you compare the related size, off length and breadth on? If you think that the upper part off the object is closer to you, should you make that part bigger? These air some observation, which comes to your mind when you start painting daily. Keep doing this mental process, and within no time you'll start seeing things differently. When I was a big nerd, I had heard a lot that how artists see things differently. Animals really confused that. What does that really means? Initially, I used to see green as just a green color, but slowly I saw that green could be a sap green or maybe ah, cool green or a warmer green, and how have toe makes them and give you one more example. Imagine you are taking a walk to a park and use up. You saw a port lying on the ground. You can see the top most marked off. The party can see the soil in the port, the water and the leaves, but you won't be able to see much off the ceramic part off the port if you're getting my point. But imagine if that part is placed on the top off the ball and you have to raise your head to look at it. In that case, you wouldn't be able to see much other than the ceramic part and the leaves. This is perspective in play, and you observe these things when you do more and more life sketching these things will come gradually, But again, I'll advise you to start from home at home. You don't have to think about what palette to choose, how many colors you need to carry, where to from there to arrange water or anything like that. Now decided they may be Sunday and go to a nearby park in the morning. Ours are at the time than there are less people or go to a coffee shop. You can check the people walking there that water the timings when there is less rush. In my big Nowadays, I used to go to coffee shops to door been sketching a lot, and I always choose the corner seat because I know that people won't be looking much in my direction and I would be comfortable painting. I'll repeated again. Start from your home. Do life sketching every day. Start observing the shapes and interesting composition around you. Gradually, you'll feel enough confidence in your skills on Do. You won't be feeling any nervousness in going out and paint. If you still struggle, guys do one thing. Just carry a hand sized literally. Ah, hand side sketchbook video. It doesn't need to be a watercolor sketch book and take a longer pen or a pencil. Now, whenever you get time, maybe while morning walk or in office on your table in a restaurant are maybe in Metro. All Orwell Vadim. For somebody, just take out your sketchbook and sketcher. Easy subject around you quickly. Just look at it once or twice and try to finish it quickly. This way, you won't feel the pressure off people watching you cause you will do it quickly on. People will only think you're just writing something important. Believe me, I have done it a lot of times. Now go back to home. Tolerate and it's totally acceptable is a Norman sketch. Guys, I hope this was helpful to you. Initially, you have to focus on enjoying the process to go out, and Bain has Bean one off the best experiences off my life. It's liberating. You create something but you have never seen before. Unders. Magical. You learned to pick color from nature. You portray your vision, not a copied one. Let's move on and the next video. I'll tell you how to make your own urban sketching kit. 5. Setting up your Urban Sketching kit.: welcome, guys. This class is about playing your kid, setting up your own plane. Your kid is so fun. I was somebody for whom it was so difficult to decide that I should carry along with me on . I wanted to carry all my pains with me thinking that what if I needed that? So, after lots of trial and error on did experience, I have managed to collect the things that I always like to take along with me on my play. Near trips as a bigger don't invest a lot in high end supplies. We have to carry a minimalist approach and you go outside a plane. Etiquette should be lightweight and portable. Today. I'm carrying my art supplies in my court and told Bag and let's see what I like to carry with me. So this is my carton brush holder, and I carry my pen Pencils brushes on a razor. In this lots of time, I prefer to carriages two collapsible brushes when mechanical pencil, a pen and one razor, and I just put them in my kit or my bag. And that's all. I don't usually carry my brush holder with me to carry water I use Faber Castle for little plastic cup. It digs very less bees, and it's easy to wipe it clean at the end off three session so that it doesn't with my bag or my kit. Other option is to use a bottle with lead and fill it up before going out. This gives your benefit that you don't need to find a place to throw water. Just close the lid and get it back to you home. Still, I recommend you to get your water bottle on. If you're going to a cafe, you can easily get a disposable cup with water. I carry a hard with me if in case it's sunny outside, a bit of sun for long duration can really be problematic when you're painting outside. And obviously you can't you shades, because then you won't be able to see correct tonal values. This is my watercolor sketch book on It has boost Rose catching paper in it. I got it custom made. It's a hard mount. There are white verities of sketchbook available in the market. You can choose the one that you like. Andi. Popular options are more skins still 1,000,000 burn honeymoon. There is one sketch book called Global Art Materials. Travel Along. I love that fun, but it's not easily available here, so I prefer white or extra white paper for my journals on. They should show granule ation very. And I found both these properties in broad strokes, sketching paper and Global travel Log Journal. Let's talk about my watercolor palette. This is white enameled metal palette and the mixing surfaces not glossy. The plan doesn't pops out when it's kept in the bag on its A story and a compact salad with the dimensions 14 into seven centimeter. I just love this one. My other favorite for palate is portable painter's palette, and if you're serious about our been sketching, I highly suggest you to get it. I have experimented and assembled numerous Watercolor Palace over the time. Andi, I suggest you to try creating one that suits you. I have been asked about the choice of colors in a limited palate foramen sketching, and I recommend to start with a palette that can be used to paint nearly any subject. I started with a split primary six color palette myself, and over the time I developed the palette that I'm using now from the split primary six color palette. So get a cool and warm primary yellow, red and blue and then add agree like pain square so religion in on from their Arab on Sienna. I highly recommend it because it's used more on a green also like a sap green that makes total nine colors in your palette. And from there you can add any other special pains, like granulated pigments or any pain that you prefer to use more and would avoid mixing on the spot. So my advice for a yellow are Hansa Yellow Medium Nuke Ambush or Nicholas a yellow for more murdered Jurgen to scarlet red on for a cool red, you can choose permanent rules, which is also known as clinic Don Rose. Andi. If you talk about blues, there are lots off option on I can never set alone for to lose, even in a limited palate. So for cool blues, you can choose cobalt blue or cerulean do Onda. You can also get a Kabyle deal if you're a fan off that one. Andi, for a warm blue, you can get ultramarine blue are a French ultra marine blue cobalt blue deep is my new fascination on its there in my ballot all the time. I'm not a big fan off Tello's Andi. I avoid them. But if you want to try them, sure do. On you can get a tale of blue Green shared or wretched, and they both give different mixes when mixed with raids are yellows, So try them out and choose what you like. If you're really not able to decide, then for a warm blue go for ultra Marine blue and for Colvin, go for cobalt Blue. That's all I have used it, and I convulsed for it. When you're done setting up your palate practice color mixing. I focus on the tone, saturation and base color while mixing any color from nature. They all three are very important steps. Basically, I could talk about pigments and color mixing whole day. Maybe I should make another class on this. Well, other than these items, a portable chair seems were useful to me. Even more than an easel. Just keep your arms catching kit light and portable, and that's the way to go. Keep going for urban sketching on Build up your kid according to your needs well, assembling my palate and journal when I start to paint. So I used to bind the clip generally on. I use one find a clip to keep my watercolor palette, that issue on my journal together and the another binder clip on the other side so that my paper will stay in its place. Well, the rule is to keep you watercolor palette and what a cup on the right side if you're right handed and on the left side if you're left handed so that you won't be dripping water and paint on the paper every time you pick up water, are you pick a pained, but because I'm painting on the right side today, so I'm setting up my palate on the left side. You have to make this adjustment as you go and figure out where what's who. True to you, best 6. Perspective Basics you have always wanted to know.: guys in this class, we're going to talk about the basics off perspective. I'm going to talk about what is horizon line, what is eye level and how they're to be used in our been paintings in our our been sketching. So these are basically the means by which we create the illusion off three dimensional space on our two dimensional surface. It helps us in understanding Whiting's appearance. They do, and it's easier to observe the things by learning these basics. So let's start with Horizon line first. If you go into a clear grounder beach and look straight ahead, the sky and ground will appear to meet on a line, and that line is called Horizon Line. Most of the time, it is obstructed from our view by an object like Building ball. Forest are mountains, but it's always there, and you know it is the first thing we always locate while making ah perspective, drawing. So next time and you go for urban sketching trip, locate horizon line first. Even if you're sitting on a bench are on a beach or signing on our top off a building, you can always look it horrors in line by looking straight ahead. This lot of confusion among people that what's the difference between Horizon Line and I level? So I'll tell you an example. So when you look straight ahead, Horizon Line and I level are the same things. But if you move your gaze up or down, so horizon line stays there in the middle. But your eye level changes when you look up you like. I level rises on men, you look down your eye level Lourdes, and when you draw, you have to keep in mind that if you are drawing above the horizon line or below the horizon line, because the things that are lying below the horizon line, we see the top parts of those things or objects. But those things are objects that lie above Horizon line. We can only see the bottom part off those objects, So this is the baseline off the mean object, like building a house on anything that is your focal point. So guys baseline is also known as ground line. And after fixing the horizon line, next step is to locate your baseline. So baseline is basically a line passing through the base off your main element basically your focal point. So if you're sketching a scene on a particular person, is the main element are the focal point of the painting than the line. Passing through the feet is the baseline. So by So by marking these two lines the horizon line in the baseline. Now the next step is to mark the brakes and the length off. You mean element on the baseline on to do that, I use a pencil citing technique in pencil, citing technique. I use any pen to measure the relative hide in distances. It's so very common technique, and you must have seen other been Skechers using it. I use my Ben Sue and take the length often object like in this case and also the break and to directly measure the angles. So I close one eye and extend my elbow on using my Tom by Mark. Maybe the breadth off of Indo and compared with the length off the window. Now mark the measurements of bread on the baseline in your sketchbook on do the same for the length you finally have marked the dimension off the subject you're trying to paint, and I also measure the tricky and girls using this technique, but always keep your elbow extended. Otherwise you'll get different measurement every time. It will help you in setting really looking perfectly scaled painting. Do you always end up in a confusion if you should paint in portrait or landscape or the invasion in your sketchbook? So the rule is if the over dimension of two senior painting is more in height than in braked, then sketch it in portrait mode. And if you're seeing is more than bread than the length then painted in landscape mode. And if your sketchbook is square just like me, then it won't be a problem that what orientation you have to choose. So this is how you said your sketch and scale it on. Finally, it also helped in laying a good composition. I follow all these steps whenever I go out for an urban sketching session on next time. When you go out for an urban sketching session, find if you're seen is more in height or length and choose if you have to paint it in portraiture landscape, then find out the horizon line in the scene you're sketching and market in your sketchbook . Andi, the next step would be to check your eye level that if your eye level is located above the horizon line below the horizon line are it's on the same level is horizon line and you observe the scene. According to that, on the next step would be to mark the baseline in your sketchbook. Going further marred the bread on the baseline, using the pencil, citing technically remaining elements off the scene are donated. Andi, keep in mind to maintain the equal distance between the lines and object in your sketchbook using the pencil, citing technique. I hope this was easy to understand and very insightful. Andi. I was amazed when I got to know that you have to keep in mind these steps and they really simplify everything for you. I will again show you the application off thes technique. Finally, when I paint my Arbenz catching subject all of the's steps, we finally help you. In developing an artistic eye, you'll observe the various scenes and objects around you in a more final way. When you throw with these steps, Andi, you are confident that you are observing the things in the right way. You can move forward to learn about the vanishing points. The 1.2 point and three point perspective on day will finally help you in being a better sketcher. 7. Applying Perspective Basics out in the field.: so welcome our urban sketching subject. It's apply, understand. And the great thing about this subject is you can see the different positions off the planter now, using the steps I discussed in the perspective Basic class, I will teach you how you finally tackle this subject in step fun. We'll find out if you have to make our sketch in portrait Moorer landscape mode. So this Tanter is more in height than bread so you can paint it in portrait more. I love my custom made square sketchbook, and I don't have to worry about in Victorian station I should paint. Step two is to locate the horizon line. I'm sitting on a bench, and when I look straight ahead, this is the point where my eye level is reaching. So the horizon line is lying here in next step, that is Step three. We have to locate the eye level. My eye level is same is horizon line when I being the top most under while painting other planters, my level lowers. It just means while sketching. Keep in mind the different views every blander kept below Horizon line will be drawn differently. A scene from different levels and the next step is to look it and mark baseline. It's pretty simple to do. In fifth and the last step. You have to use a pencil. Citing technique on. You have to measure the breadth and the length off your the planter and marked them in your sketchbook. So you have got the overall dimensions on. You have got the perspective right, and you're ready to do the final sketch. 8. Let’s start Urban Sketching - Part 1 - Sketching: guys. The weather today is really windy and chilly and it might rain today. I had in my mind to sketch the specific subject from a long time. See how well it shows the parts in different views. I'm putting a baseline on my sketchbook. I have already visualized the horizon line in my mind. And I know where my eye level is lying. So first I start by putting on her baseline in my sketchbook, then using the pencil, citing technique. I have measured the angles off the base off the stand, and I'm sketching them now. This usually happens very spontaneously. Andi. Initially, you might take some time and keep going for the measurements, but ah, it won't take much time for you to develop your own style. Andi, these steps would be very quick to take. Oh, by the way, I was quite lucky to find a mention nearby. This is the most comfortable position for me to sketch in. I have ample off space to give my things and to attach my camera, and I'm quite happy that they're not much people around today. At one point it became cloudy, and I fear that it would read. But at the end off the day, I was very happy that how the entire session turned out and I was able to record the are been sketching class. When a measure the length and breadth off the portrait planters using pencil, citing technique, I got to know that the length is nearly 2.5 times off the bread, so I will measure the break off the border blunder in my sketchbook also, Andi, I make the length 2.5 times off that you don't have to be accurate measuring each and every angle. But you should know the overall dimensions. I have set my camera towards one side of me, and somehow I was able to get the overhead shot. Andi, I wouldn't be fixing the camera again and again. So for the time being, my only focus would be on my sketchbook and for you guys to understand better than what I am trying to draw. I haven't aged a reference picture onto my screen on you can refer back to it on. That would really make things easier. Venues a pencil you can correct your mistakes on. Do you have to be precise with your brushwork when you finally color it. But when you sketch for the pain, you just have to fill in color afterwards on you can go for a lose approach. Also, that is painting out off lines, but then you can't correct your mistakes. I usually like to use my pencil only our I lead the basic lines like horizon Line baselines and measure the length and breads using my pencil and do the details using my pen. Three. I'm using a pencil first, and I will use my pen to finalize it. Now you can fast forward the video or watch at your own pace on Let's meet at the end of the video, but you're in next video. I'll at flowers, leaves and some other dealings or things in background, and that way I can just raise the foreground where I want on. Finally, I'll do the next layer using a pen 9. Urban Sketching- Part 2 - Penwork: in this part. I'm going to do the pen illustration over the pencil marks on. So when you sketch directly with the men, you can go over any mistakes. But still, I advise you to paint more than more with the pen. Because when you know that you won't be able to correct anything, then you try to capture the essence of a scene in one go. And that's really helpful in long run. I hope all of this has really sorted out. Ah, lot of quarries from you, guy. I hope you're sketching along with me. It will really clear your doubts on if you have any other questions. You can just come and down and let me know from next video will start doing watercolors. Andi, From here on verse, you can watch this video at your own pace. 10. Urban Sketching - Part 3 - Watercoloring: while painting outside tried to finish artwork in lesser layers. As I said it, it's winter here on. By the time I was done shooting a video, I was freezing. My basic palette has 12 pains and their permanent. I don't change them because I'm quite satisfied with the results they are giving me. This is my play near palette on. It has all the 12 basic pains, Andi. Other than that, I have also added some special granulated pains, all the pains with which I want to experiment with before finally adding them to my permanent basic palette. I often change my plane your palate, but I just shift my bands from one belly to another one on. I'm good to go. I have my water cup on right side. It's kept on a park bench. Andi, this is De Laurentiis Sable brush. I picked up Indian red and she narrowed and makes them that bone sienna. Other than that, I'm going to make Ah wash off alternate Gulan bomb colors. So I'll be using COBOL bloody for making the cooler parts. Finally, after so much work, Andi preparation. I can show you the real fun off our been sketching. I'm gonna paint really lose Andi. I'm going to use warm color on the left side off the plant, or to show light is hitting from the left upside side and cooler colors on the opposite side. Do you know that even if I have sketched it here on, I go back to my house and fill the colors? It's totally acceptable. Is an urban sketching painting according to our bins catching manifesto. If you have sketched or painted something in outdoor setting, Andi, you left it incomplete due to some circumstances or reason. You can just go back to your home and finish it, and it's acceptable is an arms catching painting. It's getting colder here and when is not helping at all, and I am not sure if this if the first layer is gonna dry. In the meantime, I love how this paper brings out the effects off watercolors it's so transparent on. You can see the different colors, and you can see how the mix on the paper. I like to play with the pains in a way that I can show their full potential on paper search , light and water washes, exaggerates the grand elation in flock, elation, properties on, even though this paper is a bit smoother still, it catches all the grand elation pattern very well. By the way, this is Bruce Stroh's catching paper. It's not a specialty watercolor paper on. Still, it shows the best result I have ever seen on. I love it even more than mole skin. Andi animals are still melon bun. I think I have already to Lou guys about this. You don't need to use all the pains that I'm using. Just need ah, Venetian red or in generate on ah blue, a granule eating blue, if you can. If you have that, it's better on. I'm trying to regulate the coolness and bomb nous off the washes using these pains, if I feel that my washes more cooler and I needed warmer than I'd Bon Sienna in generate or chin arid or Venetian red and this is my flat brush on, I'm picking up a permanent sap green from Winsor and Newton. I'm adding a bit off Kinnock Don Burns Carletto this screen. Let's see. I think I need to make it more greener, so I'm not trying to copy the colors off nature here. I'm just experimenting and having fun. Renson Newton Permanent SAB green is the best natural green to my eyes. It doesn't overpower the other colors in abortion gives beautiful washes. Oh, by the way, have you guys ever tried mixing Winogrand burns Scarlett with COBOL broody, it really gives an amazing makes its glowing on. It has bought the cool and mom version, and you can really control it easily. Each painting my palate have, Bean added only after multiple experiments on when it thought that the Artie's mixes these pains will give me a mix which I could not otherwise get. And if you guys aren't Maurin trusted in knowing all the pains in my pal Aid and every knowledge that I have acquired over time about paint pigments and their properties about color mixing, you can just let me know coming down in the review section and let me know if you're interested in that part. And I'll be more than happy to make a class about bean Speakman Properties color mixing on my watercolor palette. Also, let me know that board palette you have decided upon for your plane you're painting. You can just again coming down in the review section and do share it with me on I think everybody would like to hear about it. Building the sketchbook just as I'm doing now is a great way to mix paint on the paper. You can also observe the tonal value changes in my washes. Andi, I'm gonna add a bit off so delayed, genuine. So this wash these washes are really watery. And I'm really not sure if they're gonna dry by the time I'm here. And by the time the sun is out, I'm merging the hard edges into the background because I really want the viewer size to focus on the parted planters and not in the background. So I'm just gonna make it. Ah, hazy, soft background. That's Hansa yellow medium. Andi, This is a very useful color. I wasn't using it otherwise in my basic palette that I use at home. But when I went out to paint, I realized us It's important you and I must started to my palette from here on birds you can watch at your own pace. If you would like to fast forward the video, you can do that. I'll again start moderation near the end off the video. Andi, At that time you can see on oration on flashing on the video. I guess the first layer is done. I also use operate rules to paint the lower most ported planter. Andi, I'm quite happy with the result. If your water is dirty and you're in a park just like me, you can just dispose it safely. Nearby are ripe your brush on tissue so that you washed us and get dirty quickly. You can also use a tissue are your toasty brush to pick up extra water that has being left out on the paper. So the next thing that I did was I picked up the excess water from my sketchbook on till the time I wrapped up my camera stand and all my supplies, the painting go had dried enough so that I could take it back to home safely. When I went back home, I noticed that my sketchbook was still very damn so had to use a dryer, and I did the next Worster Second wash and home 11. Urban Sketching Part 4 -Adding details at home & FAQ’s : so I decided to walk on the second layer at home. Initially, there was them even after I came back. Winters are really bothersome coming after longer, ours off shooting on with a hungry stomach. I had to start working on the next layer immediately as the scene was still fresh in my mind. I'm gonna add the shadows and details. Now I will use the same colors as in the force lier on 40 dealing. I will use the white gel pin and Big Mom Micron pen. After observing the blunder stand for long time, I found it easy to painted even without looking at reference image. Our been sketching has been the most demanded topic off all time on my instagram account. Andi. That's why I took my time in shooting this video cause I wanted to shoot it outside and show you the rial process. It will give you there exact feeling off urban sketching. As you guys know, I have covered all the topics offer been sketching that you people had shown in trust in and I'll be answering rest off the frequently asked questions now. So a deal for lower asked me that I consumed in sketching details sketch. So there's a notion that you should sketch quickly, lose and Leslie tailed. But I say you can do whatever you want to do on. Still, if you want to change just being shapes. I have always focused in that just being shapes, and I have met. A few artists on there really were interested in painting the deal sketch Andi That was their way off doing urban sketching. Everything is acceptable if you feel that you're comfortable with it on. Do you feel feel good doing that? If you're worried about audiences and that you feel nervous because of that, then let me tell you, there could be a been sketching official groups in you city on. You should try conducting them, and I'll tell you how to do that in next video and about taking permissions from the owner off the property before painting. So I generally painting parks, cafes and nature. If I go to a museum or architectural side, I ask my friends who are regular urban sketches, our official people off that specific museum before going till now, I have never been stopped from painting at any side on fears are the best places to go and beamed. Somebody asked me if I still feel Shahravan. People gather around. So yes, definitely, unless shy than before. But I still get now. US. Thanks question. Is that how to choose? Subject our frame. If the location is crowded, it's in crowded place. I try to find, Ah, higher spot, maybe a terrorist if you have access. If you're standing in that crowded area, you have toe paint real quick. Andi, you might before to do it while standing, and then you can color it at home on those sketches are totally acceptable as an urban sketch. Maybe try going a bit far away from the crowd. Aunt tried to capture the business off the street. Somebody asked me if the landscape is not son late. How do you include the shadows and light? So sometimes I don't. I just capture the related tonal values on. If you're keen to capture the light and shadows, you need to know how light and shadow walls. And then you can imagine the direction off the source off light. Andi, bring about the changes. I have a class on everything you need to know about painting shadows. Andi, if you know the basics that how light and shadows work, you can create a sunlit scene even when there is no sunlight. Next question is the minimal palette for outdoor sketching. So if I talk about myself, I'll take up permanent rose on a blue like a baldy. Blue are ultra marine blue, along with burnt sienna, and I can't live without yellow Oakar. Andi, I think a permanent sap cream from inside Newton. So next is a very trusting question that how do I decide the composition and teach mind what details needed to be there. You will slowly learn that by making lots of trials and error. I think initially, don't give much attention to that. When you have practiced started amount off art books, you naturally start capturing the spots on my personal experiences that everybody has their own perception off a composition they like. And if you ask people, they always say different about composition. What helped me in developing that artistic eye is sketching and learning perspective. Gradually, you bill identify what makes the subject more interesting and what details are needed to be removed. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate in asking me on. You can come and down in the review section and ask any question You can start discussions . Also, you can connect with me at my instagram handle Watercolor dark consultant and send me a d m for any queries you have very painting outside. You might get immersed in the process and forget about your surrounding, but you have to be careful about the surrounding. Also. Stay safe. Stay hydrated, Andi. Always take a hot along with you. Now again. Flee free to enjoy the video at your own pace. 12. Urban Sketching Manifesto - Must Watch: official website off Urban's catching is Arman Skechers thought. Org. Apparently, there are some rules to what is considered a czar. Been sketch. Ah, plainer painting is when you go out and paint on location. Life. Our been sketching was formed when Gabrielle Company Aereo created an online forum for all sketcher out there who loved to draw the cities where they live and visit from the window off their homes from a cafe at bar or standing by a street corner, always on location, not from photos or memory. Arms catching Manifesto is a set of rules that basically gives your direction that what is considered as an urban sketch on its mentioning the website in different languages so their manifesto promotes to capture a scene on Tell the story off our surround. And if you're looking for our bins catching official groups in your area, go to their website Arbenz catchers dot org and click on the chapter finder in the menu. And if you don't have an urban sketching official group in your area yet, then you can read the rules how to do the same. Well, I think that's all you want to know. To start urban sketching, and I know you are all bombed up to start painting life. Just go ahead and find out. Some are been Skechers online, who's walks, appeals to you and inspires you to start painting. And I'll share some favorite urban sketching artist that I refer back to Andi. I always check out their work. Also do follow me on instagram ad watercolor dot consultant and stay updated. I have put my heart out in making this class shared everything that would give you a head start in starting our been sketching on. If you feel this class was helpful, please put a review and upload your project work. Thank you.