Synonyms for Sketching:

v.

drawing (verb)
painting, doodling, rendering, Illustrating, depicting.
outlining (verb)
framing, planning, profiling, Circumscribing, representing, Forming, contouring, Outlining, drafting, Delineating, drawing, figuring, tracing, silhouetting.

Other synonyms:

n.
painting.

Usage examples for Sketching

  1. He also owned a good farm near that town, and during the ill- health at the close of his life, when compelled to spend much of the time indoors, he devoted himself almost entirely to sketching – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  2. Cyril had sailed for England, and Bertram had gone on a sketching trip with a friend. – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. The girl was all the time sketching away, rubbing out, lifting her head for the effect, and then bending it over her work again without looking at her mother. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells