Watercolor

Wildflower Painting Free Class

Below you will find the course image for the Free Wildflower Painting Class on June 22, 2021. The first image if the one Mira will use for the demo. A line drawing is also provided and you are welcome to copy this. Below you will find a more complex composition for more advanced students, or…

Writing and Illustrating a Graphic Novel Supply List
Drawing

Writing and Illustrating a Graphic Novel Supply List

Pencils, pens (your choice, but a variety of thicknesses works best) Computer paper, thicker paper (bristol board if you have it), a sketchbook Erasers and rulers if you want//need them. Scissors. Good but not necessary to have a small bottle of black ink and a small paintbrush. You will be free for the most part…

Figure: Drawing Techniques Supply List
Drawing

Figure: Drawing Techniques Supply List

Drawing paper,  Graphite pencils 3B or higher  Sanguigne Ink and brush or Ink pen or brush pen Pigment liners

Figure Drawing: Hands and Feet Supply List
Drawing

Figure Drawing: Hands and Feet Supply List

 • Light Tracing Paper   • Colored pencils or colored pigment liners/tratto pens 0.1/0.3. One or the other, depending on personal preference. + white pencil • Toned sketching paper/kraft paper/ recycled paper bags

Painting on location and the practice of mindful observation
Drawing | Featured | Mixed media | Watercolor

Painting on location and the practice of mindful observation

Painting on location is a practice that requires mindfulness and kindness towards ourselves. What we put on paper may not always be perfect or satisfying to our inner critic, but the time we spend in communion with the beauty before us, our eyes wide open and receptive, is an invaluable gift.

Urban Landscape: Sketching with Watercolor Class (video)
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Urban Landscape: Sketching with Watercolor Class (video)

You don’t need to travel in order to explore! We look at how to use watercolor to sketch an urban environment in a simple and fast way without perspective knowledge. A basic urban sketching style you can use for your practice that focus on the principles of foreground/background. G Caruso is the artist-instructor of the…

Figure Drawing Class: Venus with Biceps (video)
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Figure Drawing Class: Venus with Biceps (video)

The representation of women’s strength in art and in contemporary media. During this figure drawing class we challenge classical perceptions of what form a woman should take. We start with an examination of way in which women’s strength has been represented in both art history and modern photography. Celebrate the range of ways that the…

Developing Comic Characters Supply List
Drawing

Developing Comic Characters Supply List

Pencils, pens (your choice, but a variety of thicknesses works best) Computer paper, thicker paper (bristol board if you have it), a sketchbook Erasers and rulers if you want//need them. Scissors. Good but not necessary to have a small bottle of black ink and a small paintbrush. You will be free for the most part…

Botanical Watercolor: Painting Leaves (video)
Botanical | Featured | Video | Watercolor

Botanical Watercolor: Painting Leaves (video)

Learn how to paint a leaves in botanical watercolor style. How does one paint a leaf that has both light and dark veins? Paint along in real time with artist instructor Mira O’Brien as she works from the reference photo below. Learn how to easily add details such a serrated edged to your leaf drawing,…

Sketchbook Practice: Urban Landscape Supply List
Watercolor

Sketchbook Practice: Urban Landscape Supply List

A4 sketchbook with watercolor/mixed media paper Watercolors pencils 4b/8B Pigment liners 0.1/0.3/0.7