Recap: From Line to Design

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Last weekend, I led the Urban Sketchers Bay Area 10x10 series workshop "From Line to Design" in downtown Redwood City. It was a lovely and sunny day, and we had a fantastic group.


We started out with an emphasis on line and how it can be used for composition, keeping in mind some basics like the rule of thirds, focal points, and balance:


We then moved on to design, considering ways to use color to enhance the initial drawing. We talked about using complementary colors and balancing areas of color across the sketch.

Color notes

The results were truly a reflection of each artist's individual expression. Thanks to everyone who joined me for the session!


Have you been bitten by the sketching bug? Join me at my July workshop, "Stop, Drop & Sketch!" hosted by ARCH Art & Drafting Supply in San Francisco. All materials are included in the fee. We'll be sketching our way around Mission Bay and learning how to use a minimal kit for maximum enjoyment. Space is limited, so sign up through Eventbrite today.

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