with Marc Taro Holmes
Online Class

Travel Sketching in Mixed Media

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Overview

Learn urban sketching techniques for pen, ink and watercolor with guidance from pro artist Marc Taro Holmes. In your first lesson, find out how to create a quick single-line sketch of your surroundings before adding darks to create contrast and dimension. Switch to a brush pen as Marc teaches you how to draw like a painter by working with tone and shape instead of in line. Next, get tips for using your sketchbook to tell a compelling visual story. Take your travel sketching skills even further as Marc teaches you three strategies for making perspective sketches painless. Then, build watercolor skills for capturing shapes, making your focal points pop and bringing spectacular detail to your work. You'll even learn layering and finishing techniques for completing sophisticated watercolors.

Details

  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h50m

Included in this Class

1. Single-Line Sketching
30m

1. Single-Line Sketching

Meet your instructor Marc Taro Holmes and learn how to create beautiful sketches while traveling. He'll review the basic materials you need to start your adventure. Then, practice the single-line sketch for simplicity and speed. Marc will also show you how to add in darks for contrast.

2. Draw Like a Painter
30m

2. Draw Like a Painter

Learn Marc's "drawing like a painter" technique and use a brush pen to indicate light and dark areas on a street scene. Then, see how to translate this technique to a variety of shapes and sketches from statues to more complex scenes, like town squares, using water-soluble ink.

3. Tinting Drawings in Watercolor
27m

3. Tinting Drawings in Watercolor

See how to add color and life to your line drawings as Marc layers color washes onto simple sketches. You'll learn to use watercolor by breaking scenes into shapes, charging-in with color and utilizing the wet-in-wet technique to grow a wash of color.

1. Single-Line Sketching

1. Single-Line Sketching

2. Draw Like a Painter

2. Draw Like a Painter

3. Tinting Drawings in Watercolor

3. Tinting Drawings in Watercolor

4. Sketch Collecting

4. Sketch Collecting

5. Painless Perspective

5. Painless Perspective

6. Watercolor Sketching

6. Watercolor Sketching

7. Working in Layers

7. Working in Layers

Recommended with this class

    • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser
    • Fountain pens, brush pens, watercolor travel kit
    • Watercolor travel kit