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Meet Shari Blaukopf, expert sketcher and graphic designer. Shari begins by introducing the tools of her trade: the various sketchbooks, pencils, watercolors and brushes she takes with her everywhere. You’ll also get to see a few of her incredible sketches!
Join Shari in the field as she scouts the beautiful Colorado landscape for a perfect scene. Begin with a quick compositional sketch to help determine the orientation of your drawing. Then see how to create a value sketch, a helpful roadmap to completing your final drawing.
Look out the window and you’ll see that no two skies are the same. In this lesson, Shari shows you how to sketch four separate skies — morning, neutral, stormy and skies with fluffy clouds — each with its own unique challenges. Plus, learn how to use different marks to create depth in your drawings!
Big Shapes (31:52)
With your skies painted, it’s time to work on the large middle ground and foreground shapes. Shari revisits her value sketch of the breathtaking Flatirons to add in sun-drenched rock formations. You’ll also discover Shari’s method of illustrating distant mountain ranges and large foreground trees.
Enliven your scenes and give them a sense of perspective by adding texture. Watch and learn Shari’s effective method of creating a variety of textures. Then discover how to delineate foreground elements before examining the effects you can create using both wet and dry brushes.
Adding Depth With Value (15:38)
Learn how to add depth to your sketches with value. Using her Flatirons drawing as an example, Shari shows how to make jagged rocks even craggier while maintaining variety in the darker tones. Plus, practice Shari’s technique of adding contrast to the foreground with ink.
Expressing Unique Moments (21:39)
Discover the benefits of working with a limited palette. Shari shows you her process of using three colors to enhance one of her completed sketches. In addition, you’ll learn expert tips on sketching everyday scenes in new, exciting ways.
Shari Blaukopf is a graphic design teacher, illustrator and the co-founder of the Urban Sketchers Montreal regional blog. Shari has a BFA from Concordia University with a specialization in graphic design, but her true love has always been watercolor painting. Her watercolor paintings can be found in corporate, government and private collections in both Canada and the United States. Shari is passionate about sharing her love and knowledge watercolors, and she’s taught many watercolor workshops in the United States and Europe.
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