Margo Schwirian
Project

Pen & Ink Essentials with Paul Heaston

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Paul Heaston's class - Pen & Ink Essentials, San Antonio River Walk done in pen and ink on Arches Watercolor paper, 140 lb. 9" x 12." Is the piece for sale? No What are you most proud of? The fun that I had working on all the projects. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Work on everything. The projects give you lots of practice. Paul provides the materials and easy to follow instructions. You can trace the contour of the drawings (that you are not practicing your contour drawing skills on) and do the washes, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

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Margo Schwirian made Pen & Ink Essentials with Paul Heaston with:

Pen & Ink Essentials

Online Class

Pen & Ink Essentials

with Paul Heaston

  • Pen & Ink

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Paul Heaston's class - Pen & Ink Essentials, San Antonio River Walk done in pen and ink on Arches Watercolor paper, 140 lb. 9" x 12." Is the piece for sale? No What are you most proud of? The fun that I had working on all the projects. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Work on everything. The projects give you lots of practice. Paul provides the materials and easy to follow instructions. You can trace the contour of the drawings (that you are not practicing your contour drawing skills on) and do the washes, hatching, cross-hatching, etc.

Q&A with Margo Schwirian

Rich McDermott asked:
Lovely atmospheric sketch Margo. Love the reflections in the water and the way that you have captured the texture of the stonework in the bridge, Well done to you!
Margo Schwirian answered:
Thank you, Rich. I still have so much to learn when it comes to problem solving to make the sketches as effective as possible. That is why I sometimes make copies of my work at some mid-point and the try to experiment on it. Sometimes I learn more from overworking once drawing or painting or even by making a copy of something I have finished and trying other ideas with the copy.
Jeannice Gordon asked:
Wow! Look at your reflections! Superbly done!
Margo Schwirian answered:
Thank you, Jeannice. I took my time on this one.
pointyblackhat asked:
This is a tremendous piece! The unique detailing' coupled with more abstract strokes is beautiful. Good job!! I'd totally hang this in my home!
Margo Schwirian answered:
Thank you, pointy black hat.
reg4869787361 asked:
This is a wonderfully happy expression of a place! I love the varied details and combination of pen and washes ! Made me enroll Margo! This piece won me over!
Margo Schwirian answered:
Great! This is one of my favorite classes!
MilyBrac asked:
Love it!
Margo Schwirian answered:
Thank you.