My simple 15 minute “3 Step Sketch” technique!
Walking in the Parco Termale Montecatini, Tuscany on a rainy November day, the medieval hilltop village of Montecatini Alto appeared in the distance. The Autumn trees shining gold and olive green under a clearing sky.
STEP 1 (5 minutes) With just a few minutes to record the colour and light, I start with a pencil outline
STEP 2 (5 minutes) A loose colour wash
STEP 3 (5 minutes) To finish, some “punch up” details in pen to strengthen the image and pull it together. Add a line or two to describe the scene and make it all the more memorable
The important thing is to keep it fresh and simple, just a quick impression. Some of the nicest sketches are those that we do with minimal effort in a short time!