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Draw Tip Tuesday – An Urban Sketching Secret Tool

Posted by Koosje Koene in ArtJournal, Draw Tip, Draw Tip Tuesday, sketchbook on November 27, 2018

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

Today I have a tip that I learnt from urban sketcher and Sketchbook Skool fakulty member Liz Steel.
It’s simple but so clever: The Sweatband!

Because when you’re out on location, you can set up with all the stuff you bring and sit down on folding chair and surround yourself with sets of brushes and a watercup, and kitchen towel to wipe your brushes off.

But if you’re like me and want to keep things simple, and sometimes do a quick drawing even without sitting down for it – standing on the corner of the street – using watercolor because it’s so quick and easy to add color… then you want to pack light and make things simple and fast.

All you need really is your sketchbook, a small watercolor set, a water brush – because the handle contains all the water you need, and your sweatband.

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Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.