Online Class

Travel Sketching in Mixed Media

$19.99$39.99
Format

Online Class

$19.99

DVD

$24.99

Capture the energy and excitement of travel in spontaneous sketches. Learn fast, fun and flexible techniques for sketching on location in mixed media.

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 Marc Taro Holmes
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

Learn urban sketching techniques for pen, ink and watercolor with guidance from pro artist Marc Taro Holmes. In your first lesson, find out how to create a quick single-line sketch of your surroundings before adding darks to create contrast and dimension. Switch to a brush pen as Marc teaches you how to draw like a painter by working with tone and shape instead of in line. Next, get tips for using your sketchbook to tell a compelling visual story. Take your travel sketching skills even further as Marc teaches you three strategies for making perspective sketches painless. Then, build watercolor skills for capturing shapes, making your focal points pop and bringing spectacular detail to your work. You'll even learn layering and finishing techniques for completing sophisticated watercolors.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Single-Line Sketching
30:23
Meet your instructor Marc Taro Holmes and learn how to create beautiful sketches while traveling. He'll review the basic materials you need to start your adventure. Then, practice the single-line sketch for simplicity and speed. Marc will also show you how to add in darks for contrast.
2. Draw Like a Painter
29:34
3. Tinting Drawings in Watercolor
27:19
4. Sketch Collecting
20:50
5. Painless Perspective
23:57
6. Watercolor Sketching
21:05
7. Working in Layers
16:25

Recommended with this class

  • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser
  • Fountain pens, brush pens, watercolor travel kit
  • Watercolor travel kit

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.

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