Sketching and Drawing Course
10 x 25 minute chapters over 2 DVD's
Shot on location in the Bahamas, this colourful series is a step-by-step
guide to the techniques and materials needed for successful sketching
Alwyn and his wife June co-present the series and give advice on sketching
people, animals, plants, boats and buildings.
Each chapter includes demonstrations of different sketching media, including
pencils, pastels, felt-tips, charcoal, oils and watercolour. Each chapter
also shows how to complete a successful sketch in less than three minutes
in real time.
Locations include the Governor’s House in Nassau for the Changing
of the Guard, the three mile long Coral Sands Beach, a viewing platform
thirty feet under the sea, Paradise Island and a flamingo sanctuary.
1: AN INTRODUCTION TO SKETCHING and DRAWING
How to use a pencil, the different types of pencils and drawing papers,
an information sketch of a palm tree,
a watercolour sketch of a fruit stall and a three minute sketch of a fish.
Finding 'eye level', the importance of the vanishing point, sketching
a bell tower, and a three minute sketch of Alwyn in a hammock.
3: MEASURING and USING COLOURED PENCILS
How to measure successfully, how to use coloured pencils, two sketches
of quite different buildings,
and a three minute sketch of a chair. Also, sketching with charcoal.
4: CHOOSING YOUR SUBJECT and SKETCHING IN OILS
How to choose and frame your subject, the importance of focal points,
sketching in oils and watercolours,
a three minute sketch of a conch shell.
5: TONAL VALUES, USING COLOUR and USING COLOUR & BLACK and WHITE
How to achieve shapes using tonal values and shadows, sketches of a bowl
of fruit in charcoal,
a fish in acrylic and a stall in watercolour.
A PICTURE GALLERY
A slide show containing 10 sketches and drawings by June Crawshaw
6: SKETCHING MOVING OBJECTS: PEOPLE and ANIMALS
How to sketch moving objects: sketches include Changing of The Guard,
people leaving church and flamingos.
A three minute sketch of a policeman under a canopy in Nassau.
7: SKETCHING IN PEN and INK
The famous Straw Market in Nassau is the location for this Programme.
Sketches include a basket stall, a woman weaving and a man carving, all
using pen and ink.
Also, a three minute sketch of a straw hat.
8: SKETCHING ANIMALS IN DIFFERENT MEDIA
How to observe. Sketches include a parrot on Alwyn's head in felt-tip,
fish thirty feet under the sea in pencil, biro and watercolour, and iguanas
and stingrays in conté crayons.
9: SKETCHING in PASTELS - HARD and SOFT.
A green cocktail, a bowl of exotic fruit and some hibiscus flowers are
the subjects of sketches using pastels.
Plus a three minute pencil sketch of a boat.
10: SKETCHING for PLEASURE: 4 DEMONSTRATIONS
In the final Programme, Alwyn and June choose some favourite subjects:
A tug and Nassau's colonial library in watercolour, a fisherman's dock
and some palm trees on Pink Sands beach.
A PICTURE GALLERY
A slide show containing 10 sketches and drawings by Alwyn