Sketching in the Wild with Pitt Artist Pens

Blue cap sketch with Pitt Artist Pens and a pencil

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with a field journal sketching tutorial on color sketching live events using Pitt Artist pens. Casual sketching at events can really help you improve your drawing skills. When I have a booth at art-in-the-park events, I take a small sketchbook or paper to draw in between people interactions.

Recommended Sketching Materials:

Castell® 9000 Graphite Pencil - HB - #119000-1

Kneadable Art Eraser - Grey - #FC127220

Pitt Artist Pen® Extra Superfine - #199 Black - #800066

Pitt Artist Pen, Superfine - #199 Black - #800010

Pitt Artist Pen, Soft Brush - #199 Black - #800124

Pitt Artist Pen® Brush - #110 Phthalo Blue - #167410

Watercolor paper

Sketch of people with graphite pencil and kneadable art eraser

Make quick and light sketches using Castell® 9000 Graphite Pencil - HB. Since people don’t stand still, just focus on getting very basic shapes at first. You can always erase and fine tune.

Sketch of people with Pitt Artist Pen and Kneadable Art Eraser

Go over the pencil sketch with Black Extra Superfine Pitt Artist Pen to define the outlines. Erase pencil lines if you like.

A blue cap sketch with two Pitt Artist Pens

I always like to keep notes that remind me why I chose to sketch a particular scene. I created a headline using Black Soft Brush Pitt Pen.

Blue cap sketch with a blue Pitt Artist Pen

I wanted to draw attention to the part of the sketch my note is about – so I colored the girl’s cap with Phthalo Blue Brush Pitt Artist Pen.

Blue cap sketch with Pitt Artist Pen

With Superfine Black Pitt Artist Pen, I wrote the note about the girl with blue cap.

At events, people and animals move fast requiring me to sketch fast and I don’t get to obsess over perfection of each line. Try it next time you are out and about. It’s fun!

 Artist Biography - Mou Saha


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