1 year of The Never Ending Workshop

1 year of The Never Ending Workshop

I hope you are doing well. What a year it has been since I launched the first lesson of The Never Ending Workshop. In the past 365 days over 3,000 sketchers from all over the world have joined the online sketch workshop. The workshop contains 14 lectures now. Many of...
Sketchbook or loose sheets?

Sketchbook or loose sheets?

What to use for urban sketching: a sketchbook or loose sheets of paper? What are the advantages of the one or the other? Using a sketchbook instead of single sheets has advantages and disadvantages. With a sketchbook you do not have to deal with loose sheets on the go...
Bike and sketch

Bike and sketch

Last Friday I assembled my new bike. With spring ahead of us, I realised that this second pandemic year we will probably not travel a lot, although hopes are getting higher. The weekend was full of bike and sketch trips. I enjoyed my new vehicle so much that I only...
PRIMARY WATERCOLORS OF A DOZEN BRANDS

PRIMARY WATERCOLORS OF A DOZEN BRANDS

      As an urban sketcher you might not want to carry around a large and heavy palette with a lot of colors. Three primary colors often suffice to apply color to your sketch. By mixing in different ratios you can create a wide variety of colors.  ...
Sketching with a minimal set of watercolors (live Zoom workshop)

Sketching with a minimal set of watercolors (live Zoom workshop)

 I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a live Zoom workshop on February 13, 2021. In this live online workshop I will show you how to build up a sketch with ink and a minimal set of watercolors. You will learn all the steps from a blank sheet to a completed...
Adding colors in two layers

Adding colors in two layers

A lot of times I only apply one layer of colors in my sketches. When I have more time I like to add a second layer after my first watercolor layer has dried. I love it when you can see a layer underneath a transparent layer of watercolors. To me it is one of the...
New lectures for a new year

New lectures for a new year

I hope you are well while 2020 has come to an end. It has been a tough year for most of us. It has also brought us new things. I am grateful for some insights as takeaways from the past year. I have learned that I need less of many things I do not need in my life. And...
10th lecture and what else I have been up to…

10th lecture and what else I have been up to…

It has been quite some time since I have written a decent post. Time to look back on what I have been up to the past two months … and look a little bit ahead of course. The Never Ending Workshop, my free online sketch course, has been welcoming hundreds of new members...
How to reset your workshop password

How to reset your workshop password

It happens to all of us. You have registered to a website, but cannot remember your password. It is frustrating if you want to access your online workshop, but you cannot access your account. Below is a short instruction video that shows you how to reset your password...
Lecture 8: Highlights with a white gel pen

Lecture 8: Highlights with a white gel pen

If you have seen more of my sketches you probably have noticed that I like to add some finishing touches by using a gel pen. In the third and last lecture of the sequel of three, you will see how I use a white gel pen to brighten up the church tower of Hindeloopen....
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