TIPS FOR SKETCHING OUTDOORS : How to Draw Outside & Drawing Travel Sketches
To the keen, enthusiastic young artist there is nothing more fascinating, more enthralling, than sketching out of doors.
Before you go out and start sketching outdoors, take in to consideration the following artists' tips and advice to make the experience a good one.
There are 3 basic rules for sketching outdoors: First, determine your horizon line, making sure that all your receding lines converge properly. Sketch the general contours of the big shapes. Keep them fairly angular and avoid drawing details too soon.
These are some of the painting methods and oil painting techniques I use outdoors. Outdoor oil painting and outdoor observation using oil sketches is central to my landscape painting. Here are a few tips which may assist anyone contemplating oil painting in the great outdoors
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I always found the idea of sketching while traveling kind of odd. I'm by no means a good artist, and half the time my drawings end up looking like something a two-year-old could have scribbled on a place mat. Besides, I have a camera, right? But for some unknown reason, I'm starting to really enjoy it. In fact, I would argue trying your hand at travel sketching can significantly improve your travels. Here's why.
Painting Outdoors is Fun! Especially if you are the kind of person who gets bored with exercise for its own sake, painting outdoors or "en plein air" as the fine art world calls it, can be a wonderful alternative for the artistic intellectual who hates sports and needs to become less sedentary. How many times in your life have you met artists and noticed they are skinny, wiry, tanned people bursting with health?
How to Paint Outdoors En Plein Air : Video Tutorial
Practical tips for plein air painting, or painting on location.
What Art Materials & Other Essentials You Need for Plein-Air Painting
Learn from Ashley what materials and supplies you need to pack for travel sketching
How to Plan Ahead When You are going to draw and sketch outdoors and / or in your travels.
Camping With Watercolor Paints : Fun Painting Activities at the Campsite - Bring watercolor painting supplies on your next camping trip. A campsite is the perfect place for painting nature.
Eight Tips for Outdoor Sketching - Painting en plein air (on site outdoors) didn't really catch on until the 19th century. Today it is very popular, even in areas where the weather doesn't always cooperate. First-hand observation of the subject is one of the benefits of on-location painting, which may lend a more convincing feeling to your painting or drawing. Here are some tips to help you pack up and go on your outdoor painting excursions. Planning ahead will make your trip a lot more fun and more productive, as well.
Outdoor Sketching on Watercolour Paper - Whether sketching with Absolute Matte (my favourite) or Atelier Interactive on watercolour paper quick use has to be made of the water spray to balance out the absorbency of the paper itself.
Painting and Sketching Outdoors: Preparation For The Big Day Out - The primary advantage of painting or sketching outdoors is that nature is constantly supplying fresh ideas, color schemes, hitherto unseen details, and the passing effect of many moods. A fleeting effect has to be captured at one time, but an exhaustive study, or series of studies, can be made for several days.
Supply Essentials for Travel Sketching Techniques - Here are some of the basic sketching and drawing supplies and materials to pack for your trip if you want to perfect your travel sketching techniques.