People Drawing Party
This workshop spans 2 days :
Los Angeles, U.S.A.
9:30am - 5pm, Saturday, 18 May 2019
10am - 5pm, Sunday, 19 May 2019
(with a 1 hour break for lunch)
San Francisco Bay Area, U.S.A.
9:30am - 5pm, Saturday, 8 June 2019
10am - 5pm, Sunday, 9 June 2019
(with a 1 hour break for lunch)
Drawing people can be really fun, and there’s nothing like adding a variety of characters in your urban sketches to bring them to life. Many sketchers find it hard to sketch subjects that shift, move and disappear, but this People Drawing Party workshop over a whole weekend is dedicated to showing you how. You’ll immerse yourself in studying characters, honing in on details that make your drawing of people actual interesting personalities on the page, whatever you feel your skill level might be.a
I’ll show you an easy way to never forget proportions, so you’ll always know how to figure out not just what goes where, but also how to size it. We’ll learn to simplify and get to the essence of the person you’re drawing, and also look at how to draw faces and expressions. You’ll also learn how to handle subjects that get up or move after you’ve started your sketch.
Finally, we’ll put everything together and practice finding the human stories in our sketches. How do you capture something quickly, with a few lines and little time? Or build up a large scene if time allows? How do you create focus points, and decide what to leave in and out? We’ll walk around and I’ll share my thought processes, demonstrate how I do a piece, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to then practice and make the sketch your own. I will also go amongst you to help each participant on their individual sketching journey, offering guidance when you want it, and space to experiment when you don’t.
All levels welcome.
Workshop Learning Goals
Overcome fears of drawing people
Fast-track your people-drawing in a weekend
Learn to nail proportion every time
Get started with faces and expressions
Capture varied poses with confidence
Learn to deal with moving, vanishing models
Discover ways to place personalities in your sketches
Secrets to drawing crowds
Setting up and filling out the story
Workshop location details will be emailed to participants.
Workshop Registration and Cost
Workshop Fee: $295
Special rate for participants who sign up for both Travel Sketching with your iPad and People Drawing Party : $540 total
Please email Louisa at email@example.com for space availability and PayPal link.
Maximum number of participants 15 (minimum 10) All levels welcome
*In the event of too few registrations, all monies will be refunded less Paypal Fees.
Please note: Cancellations up to 30 days before the workshop will be refunded the full amount minus Paypal charges and a $15 cancellation fee, and no refunds will be granted after that date. Thank you for your understanding.
It’s important to use tools you feel really comfortable with so you can concentrate on the exercises. You may use traditional or digital tools.
iPads very welcome
a basic, cheap sketchbook for fast sketches and experimentation
a sketchbook/pad with better paper for more finished pieces
a way to support your kit so you can draw standing up sometimes
a blue pencil for under drawings
various pens: ball-point, roller-ball, markers,
brush pens for versatile, juicy strokes
your favorite choice of color medium
a stool if you want one
sun protection : a hat / umbrella / sunscreen
You're also welcome to email Rob if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org