Keeping a Sketchbook
How to get started... getting into the habit of daily drawing. What to record, why and how. Mark making with pen and pencil, quick drawing and a little writing. Quick and simple techniques with watercolour, coloured pencils, inks, collage and found text. We will be going out around the immediate area to see and record immediate impressions and find the small things as well as ‘setting the scene’ with the bigger landscape.
Bring your own A5 sketchbook. The ‘feel’ of a sketchbook is important. It will be in everyday use so needs to stand up to that and it needs to feel good in your hand. It’s easier to find hard bound cartridge books than watercolour which are fine. We will be using collage and altering books to suit ourselves. Also bring watercolours pens and pencils. I will have other materials for you to borrow.