A comprehensive directory of sketching and drawing techniques for able and aspiring artists, 5-Minute Sketching: People will help you to dust off your sketchbook and loosen up your creativity in a short amount of time. This bite-sized approach will help readers to make drawing a part of their everyday lives, and to look and deconstruct figures and faces quickly. 5-Minute Sketching is the perfect way to focus your sketching energies - within five minutes it is perfectly possible to produce a great drawing. Short poses are a staple of traditional life drawing classes and the perfect way to warm up creatively.
Every spread in the book features six expert tips and ideas, as well as examples of amazing 5-minute sketches to inspire your masterpieces! Urban Sketcher Pete Scully looks first at Who to Draw, with topics such as quick direct poses, drawing the verb, capturing motion, drawing people from a distance and capturing a conversation. Next comes How to Look, with easy expert tips on perspective, foreshortening and drawing difficult features such as arms, noses and hair. Next, Useful Techniques includes advice on having fun with mark-making, contour drawing, crosshatching, and scribbling, amongst others topics. Finally, explore the Tools and Materials section of the book, with easy-to-use advice on pencils, pens, color washes and digital techniques. Get set and sketch!
Pete Scully is a prolific artist and renowned Urban Sketcher based in California. He has been a correspondent for the global sketching phenomenon Urban Sketchers since 2008 and gives talks about Urban Sketching in the USA. He is the author of Creative Sketching Workshop and his sketches have been featured in multiple books and exhibitions on the topic.He makes time every day to sketch his family, fellow Urban Sketchers, and passers-by.