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Mixed Media Drawing

Colored Pencil & Ink Wash

with Robert Kogge
Create a stunning still life using two captivating mediums and unique techniques!

Combine colored pencil and ink wash to create an impressive work of art with Robert Kogge as your guide. Begin by transferring a still life sketch to canvas and use colored pencil to blend layers of vivid color. Add volumetric form to your subject as you create subtle tonal shifts, and learn how to make your transitions and edges soft and seamless. Discover how to use the texture of your canvas to create striking atmospheric perspective as Robert reveals his signature ink wash technique. Enhance and deepen shadows with rich washes and use dry glazing to add a sense of luminous dimension. Refine and complete your still life, then find out how to apply what you’ve learned to create landscapes and portraits with incredible depth. Unlock the skills to make truly one-of-a-kind works of art!

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Lesson 1. Canvas Preparation

  • Meet your instructor, artist and workshop teacher Robert Kogge. Dive into your class with an introduction to the technique of blending ink washes and colored pencils to create complex, evocative works. Then start mixing tonal ground and applying it to a prepared canvas as you learn how the grain of the canvas will play a key role throughout your work.


Lesson 2. Transfers & Value Blocking


Lesson 3. Mixing Colors


Lesson 4. Applying an Ink Wash


Lesson 5. Creating Spacial Relationships


Lesson 6. Landscape Variations


Lesson 7. Lessons Learned

A truly pleasant experience. I've learned so much here, and I've worked in colored pencil for many years. A great instructor who can relay the information in a concise and clear manner. So much good fundamental drawing information really adds to the quality of the class. Loved it and hope there will be more by Mr. Kogge!
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