Author Archives: Terry Christopherson

About Terry Christopherson

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

Yesterday’s neighborhood journey sketch, some different techniques


This is fun, taking a closer look at things close to home. Yesterday I did my third location, all are listed at Instagram or my FB page. For this sketch i used some techniques that workshop alumni will find a … Continue reading

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Take a journey near to home, join me


Join me on a journey close to home, sketching along the way Le Confinement has changed our travel habits,  Tolkien wrote  Roads go ever ever onUnder cloud and under star,Yet feet that wandering have goneTurn at last to home afar. … Continue reading

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Le Confinement, Livre 1


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Staying-in and sketching an update


Le Confinement continues, all things considered we are doing quite well. I am experimenting with some new techniques, getting my Pochade Box out for some Plein Air painting on the golf course, and I am almost finished with my 30 … Continue reading

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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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