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Sketching on location is a very rewarding activity. It can be done both indoors and out.
Come on a journey of looking, responding and recording the townscape, the landscape, your travels, people and events with the simplest of tools. Make your pen and sketchbook your constant companions. Get away from your phone and camera and learn to experience every minute using direct observation. Learn how to make a reportage drawing of events in your life. Become more fully aware of your surroundings and learn how much can be achieved in every small grab of time.
Develop your own technique and individual sketching style using pens, pencils and watercolour.
Become a part of the global urban sketching community and learn how to share your visual dispatches online, sharing the world one drawing at a time.
1 small A5 approx. 1 medium A4. (Separate sheets of paper could also be used. Bring a range of whatever you have, ie, toned pastel paper, cartridge, computer paper, watercolour paper etc. Manila folder to hold paper.)
A range of pencils, felt pens, charcoal pencils both black and white, aquarelle pencils or water soluble crayons, eraser, sharpener.
Water brush (Pentel, with a refillable water reservoir)
Small travel watercolours.
Brushes: 1 inch brush for washes, range of smaller brushes.
Pentel Brush Pen plus cartridges.
Small bottle of ink (Windsor and Newton make a small one, but there are others) You must double bag this for travelling!
Dip pen, bamboo pen or bamboo twigs.
Small extra pencil case or plastic bag.
Small rags or paper towel.
Fountain pen for drawing if you have one. There are many brands, Lamy, Safari, or Calligraphy plus cartridges.
Small plastic container with lid for water.
Fold up stool if you need one.
Viewfinder (You can buy a small plastic one or make one with two “L” shaped pieces of cardboard)
Hat, scarf etc for outdoors.
Robyn is a full-time artist working from her Paddington Brisbane studio. She is a former gallery director, and art educator and has had two art books published “Drawing Brisbane” and “Florilegium”. She has an Honours degree in art history from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Queensland University of Technology. Robyn has had numerous solo exhibitions and is experienced in many different media. She attended the Urban Sketching Symposium in Singapore in 2015 and is a regular contributor to international Urban Sketching online sites. She will be a tutor at the Urban Sketching Symposium in Manchester in 2016.
Check out www.robynbauer.com for more information on this great artist.