course eight sketching / drafting / water colouring
This is one of my favourite courses as it takes me back to my past as a commercial illustrator. The ability to sketch your designs with a high degree of visual accuracy is a pleasure for the amateur and a real advantage for any professional. Whilst CAD and other computer generated imagery have their place, being able to draw a design in minutes with just a pencil and paper is invaluable and always impresses a potential client.
Day one concentrates on how to produce visually accurate two minute sketches, working through a variety of exercises of increasing complexity.
Day two progresses to learning simple drafting techniques used to create technically accurate perspective line drawings using a trimetric grid.
Day three is focused solely on ‘rendering’, using water colour paints to colour the previously drawn linework. Students will learn the techniques needed to produce an eye catching colour visual of a proposed piece.
This course is suitable for anyone regardless of your drawing, or artistic ability. All materials are provided for the course.