By your request, we now have the three Basic workshop DVDs downloadable! Susane, who has done this amazing IT work, just got it done and I bought #3 which was filmed in Sedona. Not only do I love Sedona, I looked pretty good back then! Maybe we should all make videos on vacations so we can review them years later. Do it like journaling, but with camera-video, sketches, the location and you. Anyway, the downloads are available at https://www.pocketsketching.com/supplies.html
Sunday we begin a Teacher’s Workshop here in Tucson. In the future I want other people teaching this easy-to-learn, easy-to-teach technique. The ‘future’ is here. We are teaching 4 workshops in Oregon and Washington this summer and may not teach any other than in the Tucson area after this summer. As my brother says, “We’ll see”. Hauling all the equipment and teaching workshops back-to-back has its limits. We will schedule online workshops beginning in the Fall. I do plan to make some very short videos of things you’ve asked for, including drawing. They will be available on the website.
If you know anyone who enjoys teaching art, let them know they can add Pocket Sketching by taking a Teacher’s Workshop and becoming certified. And they can own the entire business. Just ask.
Here’s the weird discovery. I have ‘readers’ (glasses), on to read the screen easily. I looked out the window. Many of my people have a problem sketching trees because you can pin-point focus and so sketch leaves in trees. Try looking with ‘readers’ and sketch, leaving the glasses on. (You can lower them on your nose if inappropriate with your vision.) The glasses reduce the scenery to lights and darks with full color, but no detail. You don’t get confused because YOU CAN’T FOCUS ON THE DETAILS! I bet you have to do this only a few times to get the idea of not putting tiny detail in the distance.
Both of these sketches are favorites of mine, because they are so loose but still carry the message. They were FAST too! The Live Oaks has wax in the tree tops.