Urban Sketching For Beginners Drawing Course – New Course!

by Will Kemp

in drawing

Morning Class!

This new Urban Sketching for Beginners Course, reveals how observing everyday life can give an eye-opening appreciation for the towns and cities that we live in.

You don’t need to drive out to the country to draw from life, from an artistic point of view, urban settings have just as much appeal!

The lessons follow a logical progression, from sketching static buildings and monuments to capturing the movement of individual figures and bustling crowds, enabling you to practice your drawing skills and create fast, bold urban sketches with pencils, pens, or watercolors—whatever tools you have on hand.

Topics include:

  • Choosing your materials
  • Building structure into your drawing
  • Sketching architecture
  • Capturing panoramic views of a city
  • Drawing people in cafes
  • Sketching movement
  • Bringing it all together in a start-to-finish drawing

This online drawing course shows you how to draw from life, learn how to draw buildings, street scenes, cafés, and people and you can read more here.

 

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Katerina Oleksow November 24, 2015

Hello Will, I have been a student of yours for some time now and have enjoyed and learned a lot from your various courses and all the free education that you give us.

The Sketching the Landscape course was great and when I saw your sneak preview for this course I couldn’t wait for it to be released. I purchased it as soon as I saw your announcement this morning (Pacific Time in the U.S.) and had a bit of time to watch some of it.

It is exactly what I need right now, I have been struggling with narrow streets, prospective “on the fly”, flat lighting and how to simplify what I see. It looks like you have all the answers that I need in this new course and I am very excited to apply your methods to the sketches that have been giving me trouble.

Thank you for keep producing wonderful videos and giving us such great instruction. Katerina

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Will Kemp November 24, 2015

Hi Katerina, lovely to hear from you and thanks for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed the Sketching the Landscape Course. Really hope that new drawing course helps to give you a framework for tackling buildings. Thanks again,
Cheers,
Will

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David Smith November 24, 2015

Hi Will,
I think urban sketching is very much in vogue at the moment. Looks like a good course. Looking forward to giving it a go.

David

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Will Kemp November 25, 2015

Hi David, nice to hear from you, really hope you enjoy the new course.
Cheers,
Will

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Roger Alllen December 24, 2015

Just found you on “youtube” Just what I need as a beginner.

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Will Kemp December 24, 2015

Pleased to hear it Roger, hope you enjoy exploring the site.
Cheers,
Will

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Helen January 2, 2016

Just completed lesson 1 and my first sketch better than I expected! Really like the gentle delivery and step by step instructions. Plus it’s an approach to drawing buildings that breaks through my ugh-where-on-earth-do-I-even-start panic. Off to buy more art supplies now…

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Will Kemp January 2, 2016

Great to hear it Helen, so pleased you’re enjoying the drawing lessons and that you’re pleased with your first sketch. Good luck with the rest of the course.
Cheers,
Will

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Bryan Robinson January 22, 2016

This is a great course for me and I really enjoyed it! I really like using the pens instead of pencils. I’ve been recovering from leg surgery for over a month and hope to go on a short vacation to Florida soon and get lots of sketching done. I’ll let you know of my progress. Thanks.

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Will Kemp January 23, 2016

Hi Bryan, really pleased you enjoyed the course and hope the leg is on the mend. Have a great sketching trip in Florida.
Cheers,
Will

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Shirley February 2, 2016

I have spent several hours on your site and have completed the Beginner Level Cherry painting. I am so excited, it looks as though you could pick it off the page. Looking forward to spending more time painting with your help.

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Will Kemp February 4, 2016

Brilliant one Shirley, really pleased you’ve achieved a good result with the painting.
Cheers,
Will

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