Top 10 Sketch Book tips

TIP 4

Try drawing with a brush and paint with one colour, or perhaps a very limited palette instead of using a pencil. You will achieve a quality of line which will vary in thickness and hopefully be more interesting to look at. You will also become more confident about handling a brush which will be of great help when working on location.

Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne

Central Station, Newcastle upon Tyne

I recommend a small travelling brush for sketch book work or a size 20 Stratford & York for larger paintings. The watercolour above of the Central Station in Newcastle was painted in about 30 minutes using a limited palette and a travelling brush without the use of any pencil work.