Portraying Light Effects in On-Location Drawing and Painting
Understanding Light (The Urban Sketching Handbook) helps urban sketchers develop the skills they need to capture and express different kinds of light, both natural and artificial, in both day and night scenes.
Katie Woodward is an urban sketcher and watercolor painter living in Brooklyn, New York. She has a background in painting scenery for theater, including a BFA in Theatrical Production Arts from Ithaca College, and spent ten years painting scenery and making props from regional theater to Broadway. In 2014 she picked up urban sketching as a hobby between theater gigs, and now over a thousand of her sketches and paintings are in personal collections around the globe. She is a member of the NYC Urban Sketchers and has taught several 10x10 workshops in her home city. In addition to completing an official artist residency at Bryant Park, she feels like she is in the middle of a very long unofficial artist residency of the whole city. Katie is also the “Woodward” half of Woodward and Father, making and selling sketchboards and watercolor palettes with her Dad. You can follow her at her website, ramblingsketcher.com, or on Instagram @ramblingsketcher.