Online Class

Mixed Media Drawing

Colored Pencil & Ink Wash

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

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Robert Kogge
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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.
2. Transfers & Value Blocking
3. Mixing Colors
4. Applying an Ink Wash
5. Creating Spacial Relationships
6. Landscape Variations
7. Lessons Learned

Taught by

Robert Kogge
Robert Kogge
Award-winning artist Robert Kogge grew up in a home filled with creativity; his father was a gifted artist, as were his older brothers. Robert studied at the Parsons School of Design, and his work is inspired by an approach that fuses painting and drawing into a single process. Robert's art has been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions and is held in collections across the country. He's taught at the National Academy Museum School, the Art Students League, and now here on Craftsy!
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