Farah Irani has a background in graphic design, illustration and visual design. As a creative director, she has designed theater sets to bring elaborate productions to life. She is currently the chapter head of Urban Sketchers Pune and loves bringing the joy of urban sketching to more people by making it feel accessible. As the recipient of the USK reportage grant by Urban sketchers global, she did a sketch reportage on the historical 'Mandai market' and is now preparing to publish a book to document her process and findings. As an Urban sketcher instructor she has conducted multiple workshops on location using colored paper to create sketches with suitable color harmonies.
In this workshop the colored paper we use for our sketch becomes our lens and not just our canvas. The sketch will be the outcome of the colored lenses we choose to wear that day stamping it with our individual aesthetics. We will learn to make informed choices regarding colors, patterns, composition and mediums. The color of our paper will dictate our color harmonies and the patterns we choose to print on them will define our composition choices. While defining the focus of the drawing we will use mixed media to introduce light, luminosity, and contrasts to tell our story in technicolor.
Any A4 size, colored paper( minimum 2 sheets of the same color),150-220 gsm. Waterproof micron pens in any 2 varying sizes. Some color materials: a watercolor kit and brush. Titanium white gouache, Watercolor pencils,pastel pencils, markers are all good choices for mixed media work. A small stool is always good for comfort and flexibility on location.