Atmospheric perspective basics: What does an object look like when it's far away? It starts to blend with the atmospheres color (which we can choose in our drawing). i.e., it has less contrast. Create this effect through drawing: Let the tools do the work for you.
Create contrasting marks, such as a light-colored marker vs. a dark colored pencil.
Use value thumbnails to achieve the look we want, emphasizing one layer of a scene over another, by choosing where the most contrast is.
Your choice of a large range of drawing tools that make different kinds of marks. Markers, pens, colored pencils, brush pens, pastels...everything! Bring the art supplies that you bought but never find a reason to use. At least one water-soluble tool, as well as permanent media. Bring it all, but stay organized. Ideally, you will have some drawing tools that are the same color but are different media - like a red watercolor pencil and a red magic marker.
Something that can cover a lot of paper quickly - like a wide marker, or a big paintbrush
Watercolor setup - at least a water brush and a few pigments.
2 - 4 sheets of paper suitable for mixed media, at least 90 lb., around 8.5 x 11.
Another sheet of paper for value sketches - can be in a sketchbook, a notebook, scrap paper, whatever.
At least one tool that makes white, such as a correction (white-out) pen, paint marker, white gel pen (the Signo Uni-Ball is the best), etc.
Eleanor Doughty, originally from Virginia, has lived in Seattle since 2017. She holds a BFA in illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University and is proud to continue to work in her field as a freelance illustrator. She has successfully funded two Kickstarter campaigns related to drawing while traveling and has completed sketching trips on five continents. Her illustrations have been featured in publications such as Graphite Magazine, VICE, and the Boston Globe, and her clients include Hilton, Kroger, Marriott, Microsoft. Eleanor is looking forward to teaching at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Amsterdam this year.
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