W4: Sketch Your Story — Visual Storytelling



Friday afternoon

Andika Murandi


Sketching is storytelling. It is about capturing the moment and its essence. It increases visual and spatial awareness and is extremely accessible as a tool for any creative process. It is emotionally rewarding as an artistic endeavor, and if done right, can be meditative as well.

To tell a compelling story, it is important to compose and capture the scene in a timely manner, while at the same time not worry too much about accuracy and getting bogged down by the details.

In this workshop we will work on honing the skills needed to compose a scene and capture the essentials. We will incorporate fast confident lines and reduce the scene to its basic elements using shapes, layers, and values. We will do exercises to get us comfortable in creating bold and confident lines, to discern basic shapes in a scene, and compose the final sketch. Participants may choose to use pen, marker, or pencil to create black and white line drawings.

Supply list

  • Your favorite pen, marker, or pencil to create black and white line drawings
  • Below are some of my favorite sketching tools:
    • Lamy Safari fountain pen
    • Hongdian Forest Series fountain pen with bent nib
    • Papermate Flair Pen with medium nib
    • Pentel mechanical pencil 0.7/0.9 mm with 2B lead
    • Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens – soft and hard tip
    • Tombow Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Grayscale 
    • Pentel Aquash Light Black Pigment Ink Filled Water Brush
    • Moleskine Art Sketchbook
    • Stillman & Birn Epsilon Series

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Event Details

Date: July 19, 2024

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 05:30 p.m.

Directions: Check in at Graphite at 2 p.m.

Sketcher Fest Artist

Andika Murandi’s love for sketching started when he studied architecture in Indonesia. As a practicing architect, he always tries to find time to keep his passion of hand drawing and sketching alive. He goes to different local coffee shops every Friday morning for his weekly sip ‘n sketch session. Good mocha and a sketch go so well together. Andika uses his sketches to capture the essence of place and time, using simple pen, marker, pencil, or digital media. He works in downtown Seattle and lives with his wife, two daughters and a cat in Bothell.

IG: @andikamurandi