## Introduction: How to Sketch

Introduction:

In this Instructable I will cover the basics of sketching. This kind of sketching will help you achieve a better understanding of how to break down the environment you see in order to capture it on paper. Sketching works best in a diverse environment such as cities or in general urban settings.The best thing to remember is to have fun and know you don't have to capture everything absolutely perfect.

## Step 1: Perspective

In this first step ,you must gather a basic idea of how the environment you are viewing can be divided into linear perspective.This works best on buildings and other roughly straight areas in an urban environment. To do this you can use your pen or pencil to map out where lines go and where they vanish out of view.

## Step 2: Further Perspective /scale

In this next step, you can break down the environment into its basic shapes and massing. This sub-dividing can help breakdown the difference between large and small masses.You can break these masses into their basic geometry such as a box,triangle,and circle. Once you do this, you can begin adding detailing to further distinguish things .these things can be things such as openings and other shapes in the environment.

## Step 3: Detailing

One you have figured out your masses and other objects in the environment based on their basic geometry, you can add smaller details such as artwork on a building or windows.You can also begin to add things such as people ,textures , and other objects in the environment.