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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. Lecture 8 of The Never Ending...

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Lecture 7: Adding colour to the tower of Hindeloopen

Lecture 7: Adding colour to the tower of Hindeloopen

After I showed you the linework of the church tower of Hindeloopen, we are going to add some colour now. With only a few watercolours we will continue working on the sketch that we started in Lecture 6.  Lecture 7 of The Never Ending workshop is available now.  Happy sketching,

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New free lecture: The Never Ending Workshop continues

New free lecture: The Never Ending Workshop continues

I hope you had a good summer or winter wherever you are, although it has been different for all of us. My free sketching workshop took some time off and so did I. This year I did not travel for my summer holiday, but I have been rediscovering my own area.  It was quite some fun after all. I...

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Workshop ‘Urban Sketching: Een stap verder’

Workshop ‘Urban Sketching: Een stap verder’

For my English speaking followers: This is an announcement for an on-location workshop that I will teach in Dutch. Op vrijdag 9 oktober 2020 verzorg ik de workshop 'Urban Sketching: Een stap verder' bij Creaflex in Windraak/Sittard. Tijdens deze workshop neemt ik je mee in de wereld van Urban...

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Summer reflections and new course announcement

Summer reflections and new course announcement

I hope you are well and get a chance to go out and sketch. As I am in the middle of my summer holiday, I thought it would be nice to look back at the first half of this year. Taking some time to sit down and take notes of my recent personal history, enables me to evaluate and look ahead. I like to...

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Lecture 5 of The Never Ending Workshop: more colours

Lecture 5 of The Never Ending Workshop: more colours

I am blown away by the many of you who have found their way to The Never Ending Workshop. Staying in touch with all of you is a real pleasure for me.For the time being this will be the last lecture on colours. In the latest free lesson of The Never Ending Workshop I show you how to mix different...

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Mixing grey and black: from two colours to ‘no colour’

Mixing grey and black: from two colours to ‘no colour’

As an urban sketcher, do you carry too many colours in your palette? Or perhaps you would like to reduce the weight of your sketch gear. Find out why you do not need black in your limited watercolour palette. I will show you in lecture 4 of The Never Ending Workshop how I mix two colours to create...

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USk Maastricht at Frontenpark

USk Maastricht at Frontenpark

Finally Urban Sketchers Maastricht were able to meet again for the first time after the partial lockdown. Yesterday the group met at Frontenpark in Maastricht: a peaceful park with city nature and parts of the old city walls. We planned to have the National Sketch Weekend at Maastricht this...

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Colours: A limited palette

Colours: A limited palette

In the next lecture of The Never Ending Workshop I will show you the limited colour palette that I use when I go out urban sketching. I like to go on location without carrying a lot of weight. That is why I selected just a few essential colours that I can use on the go. Here is an excerpt of the...

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The Limburg hills

The Limburg hills

Last Saturday I decided to return close to yesterday's sketch location. At the border of the village of Ransdaal there is a crossing with a great view uphill. I planned to sketch the hills, but decided that the road signs would add an interesting angle. Here is the location and the sketch I made....

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