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Sketching People in Motion (DVD)

Learn fun, simple techniques for sketching people in motion. Capture the action and magic of the moment!

What You Get

  • DVD with 7 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning

Class 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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. The Pencil Gesture
16:41
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
30:59
3. Brushwork & Hatching
20:26
4. Adding Color
25:59
5. Advanced Techniques: Water-Soluble Ink
19:06
6. Advanced Techniques: Direct to Watercolor
20:27
7. Capturing Multiple People
15:11

Recommended with this product

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

Taught by

Marc Taro Holmes
Marc Taro Holmes
Marc Taro Holmes is a sketchbook artist and plein-air painter who works in ink, watercolor and oils. Since 2009, he's been a correspondent for the international website of reportage artists, urbansketchers.org. He's the author of The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location, published by North Light Books. Marc also enjoyed a 15-year career as an art director and concept artist in the video game industry, working for studios such as Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Disney.