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Meet illustrator Steven Reddy, then get started creating dynamic ink and watercolor drawings. Deepen your understanding of composition and get comfortable using your pen to capture detailed shapes, without striving for perfection. In the process, you’ll gain valuable tips for developing your own unique style and vision!
Sketching in Pencil & Pen (18:12)
Put pencil and pen to paper as you begin the process of drawing an intricate still life. Steven guides you through the initial steps of making light, loose pencil sketches, offering tricks for simplifying complex shapes. Then, create a controlled contour drawing in pen using your sketch as a rough guide.
Working With Ink Washes (24:10)
Discover Steven’s technique for creating a grisaille underpainting with India ink washes — a crucial step in adding dimension to your drawings. Learn how to make a grayscale, then practice applying several layers of ink wash to build up value and achieve smooth transitions from dark to light.
Inking the Grisaille Layer (24:33)
Continue practicing the grisaille techniques from Lesson 3 as you develop the underpainting in your still life. Steven shows you his effective method of applying the first two layers of ink washes to build up the drawing’s midtones and shadowed areas, while taking care to preserve the highlights.
Creating Contrast With Grisaille (17:20)
With Steven’s guidance, learn how to apply the third and final ink wash to your drawing to complete the underpainting. Discover how to punch up the darkest values, adding contrast and a greater sense of depth to your composition. Plus, Steven shares expert advice on how to avoid common mistakes.
Glazing With Watercolor (27:33)
Enhance the look of your finished underpainting with watercolor! Get step-by-step instruction on working with a limited palette to create a unified and cohesive scene. In addition, you’ll discover the best method for applying each layer of paint, as well as how to mix colors effectively.
Contours, Hatching & Highlights (24:41)
Want to make your still life truly shine? Steven shows you how! Add bold contour lines for emphasis and create hints of texture and shaping with hatch marks. You’ll also learn how to apply subtle highlights with a gel pen to delineate foreground objects from the background.
Steven Reddy is the author of “Everyday Sketching and Drawing: Five Steps to a Unique and Personal Sketchbook Habit,” and three sketchbook journals: “Now Where Was I?” “This Is Then, That Was Now” and “Perfect World,” which showcase drawings that span 40 years from his daily sketchbook diaries. Steven has a passion for creating detailed illustrations of urban scenes, cluttered interiors and complex still lifes on location in ink and watercolor. A teacher with Seattle Public Schools since 1998, Steven now teaches drawing at Gage Academy in Seattle.
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