Online Class

Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor

$34.99$44.99

Create captivating, expressive artwork defined in ink and brought to life with luminous watercolors.

Skill Level

Intermediate

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 Matt Rota
  • 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

Explore fun, approachable exercises with guidance from professional illustrator Matt Rota and discover the thrill of creating a composition and completing it with color, texture and contrast. Learn to use a pen and nib to create a variety of marks and line widths, each with its own visual language. Add the brush to create washes, tones, and drybrush textures, then add watercolor to the mix to lead the viewer's eye into compelling atmospheric space. Master these fundamental techniques and more while you discover the secrets to successful still lifes, portraits and landscapes!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
18:18
Meet Matt Rota and learn about pens, ink and brushes and how to handle them. He'll also help you avoid some common mistakes.
2. Line
27:22
3. Value & Tone With Pen
25:34
4. Value & Tone With Brush
18:01
5. Exploring Depth
35:27
6. Watercolor Wash
28:43
7. Compositing an Image
34:15

Taught by

Matt Rota
Matt Rota
Matt Rota is a New York-based illustrator and fine artist specializing in narrative technique with watercolor and ink media. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in fine art and illustration at the School of Visual Art in New York City and The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. His clients include The New York Times, McSweeney's, The Washington Post and other publications. He has received recognition and numerous awards and was listed as one of the top 200 illustrators in the world by Lurzer's Int'l Archive.
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