Urban Sketching 101: How To Draw Your Surroundings with Peggy Dean

In this interview, Peggy Dean returns to the show to walk us through a lesson on how to do urban sketching.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Where to start when planning your sketch ​
  • How to break down your scene into smaller, manageable shapes
  • Why (and how!) to embrace imperfection
  • How to incorporate some finer details

Key takeaways from this lesson:

  1. Urban sketching is a unique type of illustration style.
  2. You don’t have to be technically correct; embrace imperfections!
  3. Look for strong lines and shapes, specifically the “vanishing point” which is where all of your perspective lines meet up.
  4. Shadows create depth.
  5. If you make mistake, don’t sweat it and just go over your lines.

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