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How to draw from Photographs



Some people find it hard to sketch in public, so why not get some practice in drawing people out of catalogues and magazines? The models are great – they don’t move! do one everyday and you will soon feel that maybe you do it from real life in a cafe or on the street.

You can see the other drawings I did from this catalogue on my Patreon page here:

Remember that you are not drawing a photograph. That’s what cameras are for. You are drawing a sketch. Your drawing does not have to be a portrait nor does it even have to look the same or use the same colours. It’s your sketch interpretation.

If you make a mistake, that’s great – we learn from mistakes. see if you can finish the drawing then have another go and see if you can get it right, Don’t abandon the drawing if you make a mistake – that can turn into a habit and you’ll never finish anything. Often you can save a drawing or painting by just keeping on going!

How to draw Cartoons with Grey Scale Watercolour

https://youtu.be/_WDNuvoAcbs

I was wondering what to draw when I saw a tweet that read: “As much as I love birds, they don’t seem to like me. Last year I got attacked by a crow & today multiple geese chased me down the canal…” That seemed like a good thing to draw

I met Sanne – whose youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/Booksandquills – in 2011, when we both won the YouTube NextUp Competition. Sanne was then at University in Holland, but nowadays I bump into her at publishing events as she is now working in London in publishing.

You Can get the Pentel Aquash Brush here in the Uk http://bit.ly/PentelAquabrushUK
and here in the US http://bit.ly/PentelAquashBrushUSA

and the The Cotman sketching watercolour set here in the UK http://amzn.to/1gNpZ8s
and in the US here: http://amzn.to/1gaG6qA
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See inside my Danube River Cruise Sketchbook

https://youtu.be/uQCoYtbnos0

A quick look at some of my sketching while on vacation last week. It was hot and I ate too much food and got a little lazy towards the end of the trip!

We were onboard the AMA Waterways AMASERENA – a beautiful boat. The service was second to none and we had a wonderful time.