with Steven Reddy
Online Class

Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

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Overview

Capture gorgeous scenes as you learn how to draw details with techniques for creating contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, beautiful watercolors and more. With artist and instructor Steven Reddy as your guide, you'll start with how to break down a complex scene into an initial sketch that's light and loose. Then, create a contour drawing that will be the foundation for a successful piece. Once that's complete, Steven will teach you how to create a grisaille underpainting that will bring extraordinary dimension to your work. Move on to using a limited watercolor palette to enhance your piece with harmonious color. Plus, finish your work by using contour lines to suggest shaping and hatch marks to create texture. Learn how to draw detail to depict the world around you in ink and watercolor!

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h42m

Included in this Class

1. Marking With Confidence
26m

1. Marking With Confidence

Meet illustrator Steven Reddy, then get started creating dynamic ink and watercolor drawings. Deepen your understanding of composition and get comfortable using your pen to capture detailed shapes, without striving for perfection. In the process, you'll gain valuable tips for developing your own unique style and vision!

2. Sketching in Pencil & Pen
18m

2. Sketching in Pencil & Pen

Put pencil and pen to paper as you begin the process of drawing an intricate still life. Steven guides you through the initial steps of making light, loose pencil sketches, offering tricks for simplifying complex shapes. Then, create a controlled contour drawing in pen using your sketch as a rough guide.

3. Working With Ink Washes
24m

3. Working With Ink Washes

Discover Steven's technique for creating a grisaille underpainting with India ink washes -- a crucial step in adding dimension to your drawings. Learn how to make a grayscale, then practice applying several layers of ink wash to build up value and achieve smooth transitions from dark to light.

1. Marking With Confidence

1. Marking With Confidence

2. Sketching in Pencil & Pen

2. Sketching in Pencil & Pen

3. Working With Ink Washes

3. Working With Ink Washes

4. Inking the Grisaille Layer

4. Inking the Grisaille Layer

5. Creating Contrast With Grisaille

5. Creating Contrast With Grisaille

6. Glazing With Watercolor

6. Glazing With Watercolor

7. Contours, Hatching & Highlights

7. Contours, Hatching & Highlights

Recommended with this class

    • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser
    • Watercolor paints, watercolor brushes