with Marc Taro Holmes
Online Class

Sketching People in Motion

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Overview

Join illustrator Marc Taro Holmes and find out how to draw people in motion. Gain the skills to use pencil, ink and watercolor with confidence for results that will astound everyone around. To begin, you'll create a gesture drawing, and learn to sketch moving subjects quickly and freely. Up next, add detail with ink as you define the basic shapes of your subject, refine your image and loosely sketch in shadows. Then, create movement with hatching and get tips for building silhouettes with swift strokes. After that, bring your sketch to life as you apply a watercolor wash, reinforce shadow shapes and lay down rich color and detail for a fascinating finish. Plus, use fun watercolor techniques to capture fast-moving subjects. And finally, explore fundamentals for infusing storytelling into your visual narrative.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h29m

Included in this Class

1. The Pencil Gesture
17m

1. The Pencil Gesture

Meet your instructor, artist Marc Taro Holmes, and discover how you can easily draw people in motion using pencil, ink and watercolor. Ease into the process by sketching loose, gestural drawings in pencil, without worrying about the small details. Plus, learn how to capture essential elements before your subject moves.

2. Adding Ink
31m

2. Adding Ink

Once you've sketched your gesture drawing, add in more detail with ink. Watch and learn how Marc breaks the subject into basic shapes. Practice refining these shapes and loosely sketching in the shadows to help define the subject, while preserving the liveliness of the original sketch.

3. Brushwork & Hatching
20m

3. Brushwork & Hatching

Create focal points within your ink drawing using the brush pen. Marc demonstrates how to use brushwork to emphasize and reinforce the darkest shapes and shadows. Add in striking accents and a sense of movement with hatching. Plus, learn tips for creating dimensional silhouettes.

2. Adding Ink
31m

2. Adding Ink

3. Brushwork & Hatching
20m

3. Brushwork & Hatching

4. Adding Color
26m

4. Adding Color

5. Advanced Techniques: Water-Soluble Ink
19m

5. Advanced Techniques: Water-Soluble Ink

6. Advanced Techniques: Direct to Watercolor
20m

6. Advanced Techniques: Direct to Watercolor

7. Capturing Multiple People
15m

7. Capturing Multiple People

Recommended with this class

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