Urban Sketching the Vancouver Art Gallery with Isabel Santos and Derwent Inktense

June 30, 2021


When: June 30th 2:30pm 

Urban Sketching the Vancouver Art Gallery with Isabel Santos and Derwent Inktense

Join Isabel Santos from Toronto Urban Sketchers for a fantastic demo showing how a complex scene can be quickly sketched using fan favourite Derwent Inktense pencils and Inktense Paint Pan set. Isabel will walk participants through her set-up for drawing on location and will talk about using a targeted focal point to create captivating compositions. Artists who fear perspective drawing will find this technique helpful to get believable proportions of buildings by blocking the shapes first using the Inktense Paint Pan set then adding details using pencils. This demo will be wonderful for creative individuals wanting to get started with Urban Sketching, those who would like to see Inktense materials used in yet another creative project, or anyone who would like to see a city scene come to life before their eyes!

Isabel’s Materials List

Inktense Travel Paint Pan Set & Inktense Pencils (12ct tin) (comes with a waterbrush)

Medium Size Waterbrush (Isabel will use the waterbrush that comes with the Inktense Travel Paint Pan Set)

Watercolor paper or sketchbook, at least 140lbs/300 gsm, any size starting at 3.5 in. x 5.5 in. (9×14 cm) or bigger

Support board to hold your sketchbook or paper; such as sealed masonite or wood (If using loose paper, tape may be helpful)

Water jar if not using a water brush

Paper towels / sponge to clean brushes

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Opus Art Supplies’ iconic artist demonstrations and workshops have gone virtual! All our events are now held through Zoom. If you are not yet familiar with this fantastic meeting

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Artist Bio

Isabel Santos discovered the Urban Sketchers (USk) community in 2016, she became the Toronto chapter admin in 2019 and was invited to be part of the USk Membership Committee in 2021 handling 95+ North American chapters and still growing. 

Historic buildings, houses and interesting structures are her favourite subjects to sketch. Preferring on location drawing than using a photograph, she does not think of perfecting the final artwork, but would rather enjoy the moment and be immersed in the environment. Sketching for her is a meditative process to exercise the right side of the brain.  

Find her on Instagram: @modellatura_art

For more information on the Urban Sketchers>> .Urban Sketchers Org





June 30, 2021
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm