Introduction to Sketching

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Sketching is a byproduct of seeing correctly. This course is an introduction to looking into reality.

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Pedro Loureiro

Professional Artist & Teacher

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What are others saying

He is such a super teacher (and coming from a retired teacher, that is great praise!). I love the way he explains everything.



Totally awesome class! Pedro is so good at explaining and demonstrating. He covers a lot in a short amount of time.



Great workshop. He is a great teacher with lots examples and clear instructions. Thank you! I'd love to learn more from him.



Pedro Loureiro

Pedro Loureiro is an architecture illustrator from Lisbon, Portugal. As a child, he began his artistic career by copying his favourite comic book panels. Later he took drawing classes in architecture school and joined the Urban Sketchers community, consolidating his path into the professional art world.

His goal for teaching is for his students to realise how perception changes when seeing the world through sketching. Everyone can learn to draw. Pedro uses sketching as a tool of perception and understanding of surroundings, exciting characters, and stories of the everyday.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn in each class?

Here is a short description for every single class:

Session 1: Getting Started: Basic Drawing Techniques & Tools

Aside from covering plenty of sketching supplies, Pedro will teach you about the different lines you can create with a simple pen and what you can use them for.

Session 2: Learn to See: Blind Sketching with Eyes Wide Open

Change the way you look at your subject by practising blind-contour drawing. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to confidently sketch an object in continuous lines without looking at the paper.

Session 3: Volume, Textures, and Shadows

Visualise volume, texture and shadow through hatching, cross-hatching and curved textures. Then, translate that tridimensional information to the flat surface of the paper. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to perceive and represent a shaded surface, a projected shadow and a curved surface, and decide where the shadow ends and the light begins.

Session 4: Shapes: Perspective and Facing the Blank Page

Learn how to measure your subject, imply perspective, and better understand what to leave out. At the end of today's lesson, you will be able to sketch an actual urban sceneā€¦ easily.

Session 5: Focus Your Sketch (and Your Story)

Learn the power of filtering elements, negative space and connections. At the end of this lesson, you will be able to decide the story you want to tell with your sketch and focus your time and energy to better convey that story. As a result, your sketches will be clearer, more engaging, and meaningful.

Session 6: Composition 101: Getting Fancy With Your Page

Learn 5 simple composition tricks that will boost your art and help you decide what to sketch, where to sketch, and what to include and exclude in your composition - and how to be efficient about it. At the end of this class, you will know how to make all the elements in your sketch work.

What art supplies will I need?

You can do the whole course with these:

  1. Loose sheets of paper or a sketchpad

  2. A simple rollerball pen

However, we highly encourage you to check the complete list of all the supplies used in this PDF.

How much is the Etchr Studio Subscription on TouchTown?

Subscribe to Etchr Studio on TouchTown:

$100 per Month

$900 per Year 

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Do I get access to the entire course as part of TouchTown Etchr Studio Subscription?

Yes, if you subscribe to Etchr Studio on TouchTown, you can access all 6 classes of the series. In addition to this, you can also access other courses like Introduction to Watercolour and Introduction to Ink

How can I access entire Etchr Studio catalog

Etchr Studio offers around 60 hours of Art classes on TouchTown.

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