Urban sketching

Urban sketching is the practice of sketching and painting en plain in cities, towns and villages where the artist lives or has visited.

As the genre is relatively new (since around 2008-9) and the number of artists from different artistic and media backgrounds increases, styles of urban sketching and are rapidly evolving. Some artists just sketch, , some use watercolours, whilst others may combine the two.

My style depends on my mood: sometimes I start with a sketch and then add watercolours, and other times I start with watercolours and overlay and ink drawing. Most of my sketches are in one of my many sketchbooks though I also use watercolour paper.

Some examples

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