David Morales' Creative Cross Hatching Workshop

Thursday April 6 at 1:00pm EDT (New York time)

In this 2 hour online workshop presented LIVE you will sketch along with urban sketcher and architect, David Morales as he shows you how to create a beautiful and charming sketch using creative cross hatching.

Working with a reference photo of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, David will use cross hatching and a very limited splash of color to bring out values, depth and light contrast in his sketch. Students will get an over-the-shoulder view of David's sketch and can sketch along with him by using the reference photo provided. 

David Morales is a Colombian architect and notebook artist who divides his time  between Barcelona and his hometown Ibagué, Colombia.  David feels deeply passionate about capturing the beauty in worldly things in his notebooks. His notebooks are inseparable from his travels and architecture work. David has been drawing daily since 2018 when he started an artistic project called “One Day One Drawing”.

Get Inspired

Get inspired with this interview with David Morales as he talks about creating a field journal. 


Workshop Structure

This workshop is divided into 3 parts:

  • Part 1--Pencil outline
  • Part 2--Adding ink
  • Part 3--Adding the colour

    Learning Objectives

    In this workshop participants will learn

    • how to find beauty in simple things
    • how to use cross hatching to define shapes and depth
    • how to see and draw the light in its various tonal values using black and white lines
    • how to apply a light coloured wash for emphasis

      Supply List 


      Materials used by David in this workshop

      • small set of watercolors
      • Colored pencils
      • 005, 02 and 05  black Fine liners
      • A5 size Sketchbook with cold press paper
      • Pencil and eraser
      • Refillable or regular watercolour brushes

      Lifetime Access to Workshop Recording

      Don't miss out on your chance to attend this workshop because while all participants will receive a link for lifetime access to the recording of this workshop after the live event, the recording will not be sold as a recording afterwards.

      How to Enroll in this live workshop

      To participate in this online workshop for $59.99 click the ENROLL NOW button below where you will be taken to a check-out page. This 2 hour workshop is hosted on Zoom.  Please leave at checkout the email you will use to access Zoom. 

      24/7 Lifetime Access 

      After the live event, participants will have lifetime access to the workshop material and can study the material when and as often as they like. 

      Reference Photo 

      Click this image below and Save As to download the video.