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    How to Draw: Masterclass 01: Ayers Rock by

    Matt Elder

    by Matt Elder

    This Masterclass video goes through several quick sketches / watercolour speed paintings executed onsite in the outback of Australia (Ayers Rock and The Olgas in the Northern Territory). Discussion is made about quickly capturing an impression of the landscape and the thought process considered during various compositions. The basic steps for this type of En plein air sketching are outlined and repeated in each of the 3 demonstrations here. Final comments are made about using these preparatory sketches for future artworks / paintings. Various sections times are:

    00:00 Introduction & Location
    01:03 Sketch 1 -- Ayers Rock / Uluru
    05:15 Sketch 2 -- The Olgas / Kata Tjuta
    10:06 Sketch 3 -- Ayers Rock / Uluru
    14:44 Closing Comments & Paintings

    Note: Sketches are played back at 3 times normal speed.

    Matt Elder is a commercial artist who works for a video games company, along with painting traditional oil paintings for private clients and dabbling in 3D.