Welcome to the preclass lesson where we’ll talk a bit about process and supplies for this class.
You can try this class with any brand of pencils, however know that really inexpensive pencils or student-grade pencils may not provide the results you desire. The demonstrations are in the Albrecht Durer pencils, but see the color comparisons between brands:
- Albrecht Durer by Faber Castell, sets up to 120 colors: Amazon | Blick | EH
- Supracolor by Caran d’Ache, sets up to 120 colors: Amazon | Blick
- Inktense (ink not watercolor) pencils by Derwent, sets up to 72 colors: Amazon | Blick
- Museum Aquarelle by Caran d’Ache, sets up to 76 colors: Amazon | Blick
Highly recommended; textured papers that retain rich pigmentation:
Any brushes you like can be used; in class these two will be used:
- Pencil Sharpeners (electric isn’t as necessary for watercolor pencil since tiny line work is not always as important as regular colored pencil work):
- Spray bottle or mister
- Tea strainer (any kind will do); the one I have doesn’t get lost in the studio because it’s pink! I got it here: Amazon
I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means you cannot sell or give away the concepts from my classes – re-teaching my instruction, or anything contained or created within these lessons, to others. Yes you may gift your creations made with these techniques, of course, this stipulation is about not giving away my ideas taught here.) You may not post a video tutorial of your own showing your redraw of my content. But please DO make your own designs and develop your own style – and rock on! I love to see students making strides and taking this content and personalizing it with your own skills.
Please share your art! Linking back to this site or mentioning the class name so others can take the class is appreciated – if you enjoyed it, your friends probably will too! You can share homework and ask questions in our Student Facebook Group for all classes here at Art-Classes…please do join in and share your work with other students!