Monday, November 24, 2014

A Mini Urban Sketching Workshop with James Richards

Urban sketching for this nature girl?  Oh yes :)  One of my goals is to add people into my sketches and I've been practicing for over a year now. 

When Kip Bradly at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA announced Jim was coming to town to give a three hour workshop, I jumped at the chance to study with him.
 
Jim has a great way of explaining how to sketch people.  His new book  Freehand Drawing and Discovery: Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers sounds a bit complex, but after working with Jim for for just 3 hours,  I believe his easy and concise manner of reducing a complex subject into easy to understand pieces will be present in this book.

A different view on each page from Johnson Square, Savannah, GA

 Here is Jim giving a critique of my journal page done at City Square.

It was great to meet fellow sketchers that I know from online art groups!  I love the online art world :)


7 comments:

  1. Sounds like great fun and learning and being in Savannah is a treat! I like your sketches.

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  2. Thanks, Rhonda! Savannah is a sketchers paradise :)

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  3. What a neat workshop to take, and your pages look great. Always fun to meet online art friends!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! It was great fun. Would love to meet all my online art buddies. Will have to travel some to see you :) Would be grand, though!

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  4. It was a fun day, and I'm still working thru his book, the in person chance to meet Jim was priceless.

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    1. Great to finally meet you, Elaine. His book is still on my wish list. Perhaps Santa will read it!

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  5. Very interesting pam and very happy for you too..

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