Author Archives: Terry Christopherson

About Terry Christopherson

I sketch, I paint, I travel and eat, that is what my sites are all about.

Pallet reset, rethinking my colors


If you want tons of comments on a FB post just ask, “What is the best…” color, paint, pen, brush, pallet, paper, sketchpad, ink…? A myriad of sketchers will eagerly give you the right advice, while of course clarifying why … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Creating Depth in a Sketch


We may get the shapes right, the colors right, and yet the sketch looks flat, why? Objects need context for them to make sense to our brain. Here are few tools to help add depth and dimension to your sketches. … Continue reading

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How to sketch a tricky scene


Some of the scenes before us are more challenging to capture than others; we sketch then we are frustrated. Usually it is because we fail to follow the tried and true steps that have brought us success in the past. … Continue reading

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Le Containment connecting and coaching


  The French word is le containment, or stay-in, shelter-in-place. This all means that any workshops I intended to do in April or May are in limbo. So let’s use this time to connect and improve. On Instagram I started … Continue reading

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Loire Valley Sites – repost from Travels Through My Lens,


Check this blog from my travel partner Tricia, check out her blog for more Travels Through My Lens The beautiful Loire Valley of France is filled with many interesting sites including chateaux, troglodyte dwellings, wineries, charming villages, … Loire Valley … Continue reading

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First 3 days of sketching from pics – sans me dèplacer


Le confinement continues. Not so bad so far. The weather has been sunny so lots of folks are walking their dogs to get a break from being inside, thus I have a parade to watch out the window. I revisited three … Continue reading

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Travel Pic Sketching: 30 days of connecting and remembering


Sketching makes me a time-traveler – care to join me? A microbe, the Coronavirus, has clipped the wings of us travelers and urban sketchers. Some are sketching what we see out of the window, our pets are getting extra modeling … Continue reading

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