Announcing Brand New Course…

Ian Fennelly’s Virtual World Sketching Tour!

Join Ian Fennelly in his home studio as he takes you on an incredible journey to 4 exciting countries while teaching you the exact techniques and style that have made him one of the world’s most revered urban sketchers!

With most of the planet in lockdown, you certainly can’t get out and start urban sketching! So, the next best thing is to work from home using photographs. And that’s what this brand new course from Ian Fennelly is all about.

The Virtual World Sketching Tour is designed to enable you to develop high-level urban sketching skills while drawing, painting and learning alongside Ian – without even leaving your home!

Filmed in Ian’s home studio working from digital photos, this is a one-off opportunity to literally watch over the shoulder of a bona-fide expert as he reveals a lifetime of urban sketching secrets.

Follow-along as Ian breaks down his entire decades-learned sketching process into tiny step-by-step details – producing 4 magnificent pieces of urban artwork along the way.

And you can do this too!

This is ‘watch’ and ‘copy’ teaching at its finest delivered by a world-class urban sketcher and much sought-after teacher

Here is an overview of what’s covered in this incredible and unique virtual urban sketching course:

Virtual Workshop 1: Leura, Australia

In this first of four virtual workshops, we ‘travel’ with Ian to Leura, which is in the Blue Mountains of Australia. You will learn in step-by-step detail how to take a simple photo and create a magnificent piece of urban artwork. You will have access to the same digital photo that Ian is working from.

Follow-along as Ian guides you from blank page to simple lines, to basic shapes, then on to adding paint and filling in all of the finer detail. Everything is clearly and concisely explained and broken down into micro-steps so that you develop the skills and confidence to produce artwork like Ian’s without leaving your home.

Virtual Workshop 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands

In your second virtual workshop you’re going to have a lot of fun as we focus on a 3-arch bridge that goes across a main canal in Amsterdam. Ian guides you through how to take a busy scene like this and simplify it using just 3 very specific colours, while still bringing out the detail, such as the fantastic architecture and even the bikes and trees.
Before you start this complex composition, Ian shows you exactly how to pick your starting point and where to place your pens on the page to mark out the space, while also using them as a reference point to create the perspective you need.

You will start out with really simple, basic shapes to create the structure, then you will use fine line pens to go into the detail before moving into a very specific colour journey.

You will see precisely how Ian applies just 3 colours to produce this striking image. You’ll learn new colour mixing techniques that ensure maximum effect.

Virtual Workshop 3: Porto, Portugal

This workshop is all about telling stories within your drawings. And this story is about a community of 5 buildings and the relationship between them and the people who might live here; how they live, how they walk through the doors, how they go up the steps, how they look out the window, how they hang out their washing, how the water falls off the roof and goes into the grids.

Ian walks you through the exact process of getting the size of the first building just right before moving onto sketching. You’ll learn how to add in the medium size detail, such as the doors and windows, the church, the cobbles and even the drinking fountain. Then you’ll be taken on quite a specific colour journey using yellows and oranges with a little blue to create some depth and shadows. Finally, it’s the detail; the cracks, the stones, the tiles and the interesting textures.

Virtual Workshop 4: Santorini, Greece

In this final virtual workshop, Ian takes us to Santorini, a beautiful Greek island. You will start out by placing your pens in a very specific manner and then, using your fine liners, you will sketch it all out.

You will discover how to look beyond the subject matter and think in terms of very simple shapes to break up the structure before using fine liners again to mark out the medium size shapes, bringing in windows, doorways, roofs and more.

Then, you’ll move onto the colour using an exact colour match while using the space on your page to be active and positive. You’ll discover how to splash colour onto your image to really activate the page, and use lighter brush pens to make things a lot more 3 dimensional – referencing walls, hills and going around the brick work.

Finally, we will go in deeper and deeper, outlining and hatching to bring out all of the stone work and finer details.

You Get 4 Virtual Workshops Packed into 1 Incredible Course!

By the end of this course you will possess the know-how, the confidence and the skills to replicate Ian’s unique style and techniques to produce your own incredible urban art.

And he holds nothing back. 

Every minute detail of Ian’s unique style and techniques are covered…

…from the materials he uses, to the thought process he goes through before putting pen to paper, how he forms the basic composition of a picture, to sketching out the rough outline, the shapes he draws, the precise colours he uses and why he uses them, to filling in all the finer detail step-by-step-by-step and so much more.

This is a virtual hand-holding masterclass that takes you from blank page to urban masterpiece – all delivered in Ian’s warm, engaging and humorous style from the intimacy of his own home studio. You’re going to love it!

This course was a labour of love for Ian. Something he felt compelled to do to help those of you stuck at home, bored, and frustrated.

This is your unique opportunity to unleash all that pent up energy and creativity – from the safety and comfort of your own home.

To help as many people as we can during these uncertain times, we’ve decided to make this incredible, value-packed course extremely affordable when compared to the cost of attending a physical workshop.

Best of all, there are no planes to get on, no expensive hotels to book and none of the hustle and bustle that comes with urban sketching in the real world!

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