From time to time there are things I want to share and offer as downloads or online resources. This page is where you’ll find them…..

SKETCHING EXERCISES: a pdf document about using trees as a subject for quick sketching practice – exercises for anybody to do any time! These are simple techniques that are basic groundwork but never stop being essential, useful reminders to push you to think and see a bit differently than you otherwise would.

SKETCHING EXERCISES. Exploring trees with quick pencil drawings



Anyone who’s been following my sketching stories of the restoration of the park at Cliffe Castle in Keighley might find this plan interesting, and helpful if visiting. Note that the plan doesn’t conform to North/South orientation, as a map does – so if you look it up on Google Maps here you won’t see it this way up!

Plan of Cliffe Castle Park


Urban Sketchers
Urban Sketchers Yorkshire Facebook Group:

Sketchbook Skool – online courses, all levels:

Interesting Sketch blogs, eg:
The Rusholme Sketcher

Roisin Curé has a wonderful blog. This post is a great tutorial on tonal values:

Citizen Sketcher (Marc Taro Holmes) See posts of particular interest on ‘Single Line Sketching’,
and ‘Tone Shapes with a Pen’

The Sketchbook (Shari Blaukopf) Watercolour sketching blog

Liz Steel, urban sketcher and teacher: