Urban Sketching with Ian De Hoog

November 07, 2020


When: Nov 7, 2020 02:00 PM Vancouver

For this virtual demo, we are going to talk about Urban Sketching – drawing on location. Have you ever wished you could just pull out a sketchbook and draw the world around you, wherever you are? Sketching has a way of connecting you to a place and time in a way that photography can’t. In the demo some aspects of drawing the basic elements of a scene will be discussed but the focus will be on the application of foliage and shadows using watercolour.


Pens and Pencil

Pentel p205 mechanical pencil with 2B lead

Sakura Pigma Micron 0.2 & 0.8 (Black)

Pentel Brush Pen (Black)


1” hake

Med-large mop brush

#12 round watercolour brush

#8 round watercolour brush

#2 round watercolour brush

1” hog hair fan brush

Paint (Below are a selection of Ian’s Favourites)

All Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Paints.

  • Hansa Yellow Medium
  • Permanent Yellow Deep
  • Transparent Pyrrol Orange
  • Anthraquinoid Red
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Carbazole Violet
  • Permanent Green Light
  • Prussian Green
  • Monte Amiata Natural Sienna
  • Quinacridone Sienna
  • Sepia
  • Joseph Z’s Warm Grey
  • Lamp Black


Stillman & Birn Alpha Series Sketchbook


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Artist Bio

Ian de Hoog is a Canadian watercolourist and instructor living out on the West Coast of British Columbia. Ian developed an early visual interest in the watercolour medium due to the works of Franklin Carmichael and Toni Onley. However, it was during a brief stint studying architecture that a physical love of painting manifested. While primarily self-taught, Ian is very grateful for the recent opportunities he has had to study with Thomas Schaller and Herman Pekel.



November 07, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm