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Sketching Essentials in Graphite

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Learn sketching basics with step-by-step lessons from Urban Sketchers instructor and blog correspondent Matt Brehm. Open up your sketchbook and get started with tips for drawing straighter lines and fluid curves. If you get overwhelmed by sketching on location, have no fear! Matt will help you reduce sketching stress by planning what to draw, what to crop out and how large your final drawing should be. With your plan in place, learn basic pencil-sighting and sight-sizing techniques for more accurate proportions and angles. Then, get comfortable drawing repetitive elements such as windows and arches. Think adding depth to your drawing has to be intimidating? Find out how to take control of value and add dimension by hatching in perspective. Matt will even guide you through drawing people, landscape elements and more to bring your sketchbooks to life.


  • Class Preview
  • Basic Mark Making
  • Planning Your Sketch
  • Seeing & Measuring
  • Developing Your Sketch
  • Value
  • Entourage

Taught by

Matt Brehm


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