The two I am offering for the first time is:
"Creative Values" ~ Monday, Aug 5th, 9am-4:30pm
Over the years I have had the privilege of witnessing many individuals learn to draw for the first time as their eyes opened to a new way of seeing the world around them. After these classes, I have found myself wanting to take my students beyond the contours of their newly found sight, and into seeing values and three-dimensional form. Creating convincing values and textures has always been my favorite aspect of the drawing process. Lets spend the day together as I share with you all the “shading” skills I have learned over the years. This class is for those who have never been introduced to these skills and techniques, as well as those who wish to further their own drawing techniques.
In this class we will explore in-depth a variety of pencil and pen techniques for applying value to our drawings, thus increasing the illusion of three-dimensional form. Some of these modeling techniques include expressive line qualities, value relationships with the use of continuous tone, hatching, cross-hatching, and a combination of these different techniques.
These are samples of some of the techniques that I will teach in the day long workshop.
In this class you will learn useful drawing and page layout techniques that will inspire you to capture the world around you with your own vision. After completing the ink/pencil sketches, we will focus on some basic color theory with watercolors. Finally we will spend the afternoon learning in depth my unique illustrative style of applying watercolors and colored pencil to your visual journals.
If you already have a copy of "An Illustrated Journey", bring it with you! I would be happy to sign it for you! :)
Also, see the online interview with Danny and I here:
Looking forward to see you in Pheonix next week, and hope to see you in one of these awesome workshops!!