SeeTheLines Worldwide

A Growing Library of Urban Sketching Courses Filmed On-Location All Around The World.


Currently based in Lisbon, Portugal

Hey Travel Sketcher, do you want to sketch freely with intuitive skill while creating memorable sketches in your daily life… asap?

Imagine if…

  • You created a legacy of treasurable sketches

  • Your Inner Artist transformed to a fulfilled ARTIST

  • Sketching opened doors to friendships all around the world

  • You were able to capture precious moments with your unique vision

  • You knew exactly how to sketch in flow and broke free from perfectionism

You’re in the right place.

My life mission is to help YOU awaken your inner artist to its intuitive sketching skills so that you can create, connect and serve with clarity, confidence, and action.

I created a program for you that I wish I had when I was started out.

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Unlock exclusive content at a better monthly rate! Commit to 2-months at a discounted rate or the Annual plan and enjoy the seethelines Sketching Life experience at a discounted price. Tranform your sketching life and be part of the ‘We Seethelines’ community. Let’s sketch the world together! Every week. Every month. We sketch a new scene at Sketching Life. Just click on the right option for you below. After your purchase is complete, you’ll be given access to our Private Members Area where the entire program and all the bonuses will be instantly available. We’ll see you in class!

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Here's Everything You Get When You Become A Member Today

Courses & Demonstrations

SeeTheLines Worldwide Library of Real-Time Videos
(New ad-free video released each quarter)

Repetition is the mother of skill...

and that’s exactly what you will be working through in this growing library of video courses shot in locations all around the world. Each month you will get to sketch something new and challenging.

One exciting aspect of urban sketching is the variety of styles one can approach it with. We will take advantage of this by sketching in different mediums and approaches. From graphite, to water soluble ink, to ink & watercolor. And speed tests! From 15, 45, 90, to 180 minute sketches. Each will deliver a unique result and an ability you will harness.

Note: There is currently  full length courses provided. This is a value of $347 alone and you’ll be able to access these initial courses for $17. 


Step-by-Step Process Sketches

Download One Detailed Series Per Month

Get un-stuck and keep producing...

with this subscriber exclusive material showing process from start to finish of an experts approach. The process images will have text to go along with to support the thought process behind each move.

High Quality Digital Downloads

TOP @seethelines sketch of the month

You may use these files to print on any surface!

A shirt, your favorite mug, holiday cards, travel postcard memory, go ahead, its yours!

Guide Lessons PDF Downloads

Templates, guides, tips, and more!

As sketchers we are both visual & hands-on learners...

Advance your skills with the SeeTheLines framework delivered step-by-step in this PDF bundle. Periodically as they’re developed you will receive new guides to download and collect for your personal learning content.

– Printable PDF templates and guides

– Worksheets to strengthen your muscle memory

– Essential Tools List for the Super Sketcher PDF

"We SeeTheLines" Private Group

We grow better as a community...

This is where we will do assignment discussions, critiques, and presentations.  Post your sketches and get community feedback. You’ll be able to get your questions answered faster while you receive and give encouragement to your fellow sketcher.

Here's How To Get Instant Access To The Program

To get instant access to the SeeTheLines Worldwide Course Library and all the Sketching Life Workshop replays just click on the right option for you below. There are major discounts for you committed sketchers! After your purchase is complete, you’ll be given access to the Private Members Area where the entire program and all the bonuses will be instantly available. See you on in class!

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Alán Ramiro Manning



With 10 years experience working in the architecture profession and a lifetime obsession in sketching, Alán is your guide to awaken super sketching skills without needing technical know-how or natural talent. He has discovered an intuitive process to sketching from his breakthrough living in Barcelona, Spain. Mastering the ability to sketch was an inner calling, but fears of self doubt and bad habits made it very difficult to pursue. 

When push came to shove, no money left, Alán had no other choice but to take action to teach himself how to sketch in a fast, fluid, and fun way. Then, he hit the streets of Barcelona to sketch and sell postcards. That was the catalyst that led him to ‘SeeTheLines’. By creating an experience for people, in turn a connection and a memory to savor, sketching became a means to create, connect and serve. 

Whilst Alán is on tour filming courses and teaching workshops, you get to join him on the adventure here and now through this growing library of video courses shot on-location. You will see the lines and harness your own unique vision of creating a legacy of sketches. 

Photo Credit: Patti Richards

A Life Changing Experience

One week of sketching day & night on Madeline island

To bring you world class learning, I went to train with four masters of urban sketching. James Richards, I call him, “The Godfather of Urban Sketching”, led an excellent workshop and fun experience. My biggest takeaways from this retreat is to sketch fearlessly with energy while taking a calculated approach – every line, every wash of color has intention.

Here's what students experience learning The SeeTheLines Method™

I really enjoyed this course by Seethelines! I would highly recommend anyone seeking to start or improve their travel/urban sketching, to take part in the course. Alán is not only shares expert knowledge of sketching and watercolour but also inspires to enjoy the whole process from start to finish. It was a great experience following and trying out the process for myself. I’m already a fan of his work but looking out for any more courses by Alán!

Joshua Takaoaka

Architect | @sketchjt

Great course breaking up the sketching process in proper phases. I am partial to organized approaches 😀 Main necessary knowledge for a great start imparted & good practical examples demonstrated. There’s everything here for a beginner & some good ideas for a more seasoned sketcher. 

Adina Schisler

Engineer | @adinaschisler

Wow, I really enjoyed this class! Alan breaks the material down into steps simple enough for a beginner, but there is plenty of content for an intermediate watercolorist as well. His tips on perspective were especially useful. The scene we painted was quite complex. It included plants and trees, buildings, water and boats. It was fun to paint and very informative. Thanks, Alan! I look forward to enrolling in more of your classes!

Shannon Silver

Mom & Aspiring Watercolorist | @dorkemomsart

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this different from other programs out there?

The SeeTheLines® methodology is unique to Alán’s teaching. From travel sketching to 20 countries to 10 years working in the architecture profession- this has created a one-of-a-kind program. Alán has made sketching a living & breathing life style. You’ll get aspects of the technical side from architecture, but more importantly you’ll get the intuitive framework that has been developing over last 7 years. Additionally, as SeeTheLines evolves, so will you.

Why Join Now?

Founding Members get a special price. In the new year of 2022 prices will rise to $27/mo and $67/mo. Get in early to lock in your members price and be part of an extraordinary worldwide library development. 

When can I start the program?

Right away! You will get to experience fresh learning content every month and have access to all the previous material as well. 

What is the format of the program?

Pre-recorded and LIVE interactive online class sessions hosted via Zoom. All of the course content i.e. videos, pdfs, downloads, will be accessible via the members area on The interactive world map has hot links connected to them where a video course will immediately appear from that given location you selected.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes. All material is accessible at your own pace. The LIVE sessions it is encouraged to keep up with the class, then go back to the recorded sessions to pause and play.

How long will I have access to the courses?

For as long as you are a member you will have access to the growing library of courses, demonstrations, tutorials and more!

If I am completely new to urban/ architecture sketching, Is this course appropriate for me?

Yes absolutely and it is encouraged. We will work through foundation building for the complete beginner in a fun hit-the-ground-running way.

If I am more advanced will I still find value in this course?

The exciting thing about this course is that it will equip you with new ways to SEE. You will get unique professional architectural trained methodologies while discovering Alán’s particular technique and approach. 

I might be too old to start learning something new, is this still possible for me?

100% yes. This intuitive framework taps into your instrinsic understanding of space. You will quickly start to notice seeing your environment differently which will then inform how you approach sketching. 


Sign Up Now 

To get instant access to the SeeTheLines Worldwide Video Library and all the Sketching Life Workshop Replays just click on the right option for you below. There is some major discounts there for the committed sketchers. After your purchase is complete, you’ll be given access to our Private Members Area where the entire program and all the bonuses will be instantly available. We’ll see you in class!

Select A Membership Level

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