[ By Peter Rush in Sydney, Australia ]
My neighbour and friend Victoria asked me this week if her daughter Emily could copy one of my drawings, for a school art assignment. The students were required to choose a landscape painting from an Australian artist and draw it. Instead, I suggested we go out and sketch an urban landscape. Emily could make her own drawing by looking for something to sketch with me and then have her follow my technique.
|Looking pleased, Emily and her finished sketch.|
Both were keen to sketch on a cereal box, like I often do but I thought it best to start off with something small. Come on! I said. Straight on with the pen and no scratchy lines either, I want full strokes! I knew if they started with pencil there would be constant erasing and frustration with perspective. Much better to commit and just keep going.
It was a very enjoyable afternoon with these two first time urban sketchers and they are keen to try again.