Let’s talk about the supplies needed for this ink and wash drawing course – you may already have plenty at home you can use! I always encourage trying out what you’ve got whenever possible.
In this course, you’ll see a video at 2x speed with narration – with repetitious parts cut out. Each drawing took at least an hour so expect that might be more as a student!
You’ll ALSO be able to watch an un-narrated video of the whole process, or at least mostly the whole process – you even get to watch while I go searching for a supply. That way you can draw and paint right along with it and listen to your own favorite music while we work together!
I made preliminary diagrams that I then used for my own drawings, and adapted them from those originals; then once I finished the art, I re-measured and re-created the diagrams for you. HOWEVER I stink at math and was doing this late at night so it is very possible a few measurements are not correct. To that end, there’s a printable PDF in each lesson where you can print the diagram on 8-1/2 x 11 paper, then use a ruler to measure the marks. There’s also a full size pencil sketch, pen drawing, and completed colored piece, all of which can also be used to measure sizes.
OVERALL: The diagrams are not rules! Please feel free to move things around. If you like tall windows, make ’em bigger. If you like short ones, cut them down. Bigger doors? Rock on. There are no rules – just the diagram guidelines to help you get started.
ABOUT SIZE: The block of paper used in this class is 3.9″ wide by 9.8″ tall. Leaving a border of 1/2 inch on all sides makes the drawings themselves about 9″ x 3-1/4″. You might prefer to work at another size though. Some of you may want to make your finished work a little shorter (to fit a slimline card envelope) and some of you might want to make it bigger to accomodate all the detail YOU want to add in.
You can either:
If you’d like to attempt these lessons in a different medium than watercolor, please do! Each one may have its own techniques in coloring, but the pen and ink is the same. A few notes:
I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…
However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.
At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.
As with all my classes, use supplies you love, being prepared for different results. (Which is not a bad thing!)
Paper and pens
White mediums (don’t need all)
Daniel Smith Watercolors: