OK, we’re not actually GOING to France. But you can practice being in France with your sketchbook!
Take this class on Skillshare, which is a Netflix-style subscription platform for online classes. Get a free trial with this link: https://skl.sh/3hXKhyN
You can also take this class on Udemy, where you just pay for the classes you want to take. I’ve bundled this one with two other travel sketching classes and you can see it on Udemy here.
Join me on a travel sketching adventure in the beautiful village of Cambos-Les-Bains, France! We’re going to paint a scene that addresses one of the biggest challenges of travel sketching: how to give a scene depth, so that you feel that you’re stepping into the picture.
You’ll learn how to handle perspective in a scene like this, where the road is winding and sloping.
You’ll also try different types of lines to make these buildings feel real—even when we’re just doing a quick travel sketch.
Finally, you’ll see how to use strong light and strong shadows to give the scene depth and capture a particular moment in time.
I’ll share my photos for you to work with, or you’re welcome to try out these techniques on photos from your own travels!