How Does SketchingNow Buildings Work?

Lessons

 

All lessons are accessed from the sidebar – click on Lesson title to reveal each section. You can also scroll through the lesson at the bottom of each page.

It is recommended that you tick off each part as you go.


Buildings Introduction 

Buildings Introduction lessons are a warm up to help you prepare for the main lessons. Try to complete these in the week prior to you starting Lesson 1.

 

Main Lessons

As there is a lot of content in each lesson, I suggest that you allow two weeks for each lesson. Do the indoor exercise the first week and then revisit the theory section again and do the outdoor exercise during the second week.

Make sure that you do the assignments as you won’t really understand the concept without doing it.

Each main lesson contains 16 parts:

(those in bold are the section you can share work and add comments)

  1. Introduction – includes video overview of the lesson and downloadable PDF.
  2. Theory – the main concept of the lesson explained by diagrams and examples of my own work.
  3. Indoor Demonstrations – video demonstrations of specific exercises to explain the concept.
  4. Your Indoor Assignment.
  5. Indoor Exercise Gallery – this is where you post your sketches/photos of the indoor exercise.
  6. Feedback: Indoor Exercises – lots of tips and advice covering many common questions, mistakes and challenges.
  7. Outdoor Demonstrations – video demonstrations of specific exercises to explain the concept.
  8. Gallery – how I have implemented this concept over the years with examples from my sketchbooks and recent SketchingNow adventure to a new part of Sydney.
  9. Your Outdoor Assignment
  10. Outdoor Assignment Gallery – this is where you post your sketches/photos of the indoor exercise.
  11. Feedback: Outdoor Assignment – lots of tips and advice covering many common questions, mistakes and challenges.
  12. Your Questions – please add your Lesson content related questions here for Liz 
  13. Your Takeaways and Comments – please share your thoughts on working through the exercises and any questions.
  14. Bonus Material – once a year I plan to share some extra lesson material such as a video or a PDF article.
  15. Ongoing Work Indoor – this is where you post any further indoor work in response to the bonus material
  16. Ongoing Work Outdoor – this is where you post any further outdoor work in response to the bonus material
 

Questions and discussions

 

Please ask your lesson related questions within Part 12 of the relevant Lesson. Your takeaways and comments can be added in Part 13.

The discussion forum is a place for you to chat and ask questions for all general art topics. Please feel free to start your own topics and use the forum to find fellow sketchers in your own local area and/or find an accountability partner (someone to work through the lessons with).  Note. Please don’t post your lesson homework into the forum

 


Where to share your homework

 

Share your work in the Assignment Galleries, don’t just upload your sketch but also write about your experience and then comment on a few other peoples work. The more you write the more it invites discussion but also please don’t expect people to comment on your work if you don’t do it to others. The more you put in the more you will get out.

As mentioned above please share your homework into Part 06. Indoor Exercise Gallery or Part 10. Outdoor Assignment Gallery for the relevant lesson. If you want to complete the Bonus exercises please share your work into Part 15. Ongoing Work Indoor or Part 16 Ongoing Work Outdoor

 

Breakthrough gallery

 

This is the place to celebrate breakthrough moments you have during the course. It’s a place be inspired by the wins of your classmates so make sure you keep an eye on this section, particularly once you have finished a lesson.
Read more about it here.


Bonus Material

 

Additional material supporting the lessons that help to further explain the concepts or address areas that benefit from further demonstration. The accompanying exercises are intended for sketchers who are revisiting the course or are looking for a more advanced challenge after completing the main lesson homework. If you want to complete the Bonus exercises please share your work into Part 15. Ongoing Work Indoor or Part 16 Ongoing Work Outdoor

 

Building of the Week

Created during the 2020 Buildings Group Run-through,  Liz requested participants to challenge her with a difficult building to sketch once a week . Liz used a combination of photos and Google Street Views to create the sketches. They can be found in Section K on the side bar.