Free Intro Lessons

SketchingNow courses contain in-depth lessons which will provide you with a clear and systematic path for improving your sketching skills.


There are a few Intro Lessons to give you an idea of the main concepts and the way I teach. This page includes the currently available free lessons



Foundations – 12 week course (suitable for beginners)

This in-depth 12-week course has been designed to:

  • build a solid foundation with all the essential skills you need to start sketching
  • develop the most effective techniques for sketching out on location regardless of the subject matter
  • help improve your ability to sketch faster and more spontaneously


Signup to receive three free intro lessons explaining the important concepts of the Foundations course – feeling edges, abstracting shapes, constructing volumes, composition and simplifying complex scenes. You will also pick up some tips for sketching objects at home as well as outdoor scenes that you can incorporate into your work straight away.


Sign up for free Foundations Intro Lessons


Watercolour – 6-week course (suitable for beginners)

This course has been designed to help you gain a solid understanding of how watercolour (pigment suspended in water) behaves and a few specific strategies for using watercolour in a quick and spontaneous way. It covers:

  • how to increase your control of water – whether using a tight control or working looser and taking risks
  • how to decide when to layer/glaze and when to work wet-in-wet
  • how to create vibrant colours with a limited palette
  • how to be more confident with your use of colour
  • how to apply all these techniques to sketching on location
  • how to develop your own style for watercolour sketching


Sign up for three intro lessons explaining more about SketchingNow Watercolour and pick up some useful tips for choosing paint, brushes and sketches. This video gives you a sneak peek of these free lessons

Sign up for free Watercolour Intro Lessons




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