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Initial sketch

Step 1 – Initial Drawing

To begin with cut the Arches rough 300gsm watercolour paper to size (22 x 28 cm) and using masking tape attach it to a board. You can just use an old piece of hardboard as your painting board.

Now complete a line drawing using a soft 4B pencil. Keep your drawing loose and concentrate on shapes, not individual objects. I have loosely suggested the jumble of umbrellas and people and I have not drawn any one person completely. A good way to describe the approach is “If you see a jumble, draw a jumble”.

My advice for drawing would be just to attack it freely and confidently. Do not worry about mistakes and keep your lines free and loose. When I draw I try to keep the pencil moving at all times. This practice helps keep my drawing free and loose.