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Sketching for pleasure

Part 3 Tony Underhill offers tips and advice on adding colour to your sketches
Padenghe Boats , pen and watercolour, 5x8in. (13x20cm). Switching the ‘real life’ dark blue for light yellow makes the sketch far more effective.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Use colour to add impact and information

How to use dominant colours and accents

Remember, less can be more

Sir John Betjeman Statue, St Pancras Station , pen and watercolour, 8x5in. (20x13cm). Don’t waste time or fret over trying to match precise colours … close enough is good enough!
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About Leisure Painter

Welcome to the November issue of Leisure Painter. Aimed at amateur painters, who want to make the most of their painting time, Leisure Painter is the UK's best-selling practical art magazine. Within this issue you will find tips and techniques for filling an illustrated journal and how to set yourself regularly painting challenges. There are painting projects from photographs to try, and step-by-step demonstrations for painting buildings, autumn leaves and landscapes in watercolour; still lifes, wildlife and trees in acrylics; and a detail from a ship's rigging in oils. Learn how to add colour to your sketches, follow a beginner's guide to working with oil pastels, and have fun using new coloured marker pens. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.