Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor DVD
- Includes physical DVD only
- 7 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 3h 07m
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!
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Meet Matt Rota and learn about pens, ink and brushes and how to handle them. He’ll also help you avoid some common mistakes.
Discover the line variation and mark-making possibilities of pen and ink as you define a sketch with inked contour lines.
Value & Tone With Pen (25:36)
Learn to build form and dimension with hatching and crosshatching. Choose to work from Rota’s provided portrait or use your own.
Value & Tone With Brush (18:02)
Explore smooth brushwork as you create texture and shadow with dry-brushing and ink washes.
Exploring Depth (35:29)
Using both pen and brush, explore space, depth and scale as you render a landscape.
Watercolor Wash (28:45)
Enhance your pen and ink drawings with watercolor. Rota demonstrates how to use color in harmony with linear marks to add emphasis and mood to your piece.
Compositing an Image (34:17)
Combine elements of multiple photographs to create new, imaginative compositions that tell a story. Rota shows how to choose your horizon and work from there to build up your drawing with both pen and watercolor.
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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