The Apprentice

[ By Peter Rush in Sydney, Australia ]

Sketching Enmore Rd, our local main street.

Working hard!

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.





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