Welcome to class! In the video today I’ll be introducing myself – and talking a little about how class will work, and the supplies you may wish to have on hand.
Please remember – by no means do you need exactly the supplies listed in order to draw! This class is meant to inspire you to just sit down with paper and pen and make art – no pressure, just enjoy the process and try something that might be very new to you!
How class works
You have instant access to all lessons in class, once your purchase goes through (just click on My Courses in the menu bar.). If you’re not able to complete the lesson or want to take more time to get it done before moving on, do NOT stress about hurrying! Enjoy the intro video below and I’ll meet you afterward to talk more about supplies.
Watch the video below or click HERE.
Papers: Demonstrations are done on Fabriano Black Black paper, 8″ x 8″. It’s a nice weight of paper and holds up well. You can use other black papers to draw on too, just make sure it’s something smooth so your pen doesn’t get hung up. You may want to try other colored papers at some point too!
Pens: In the video I showed the types of white pens I’ve tried and used in the demonstrations; however you may have others that you love, or others may come out after this class goes live that would be awesome.
For straight lines, a basic ruler is just fine. You’ll see me use a rolling ruler – that’s not needed but does help in making parallel lines without having to do so much measuring! For circles, get a little compass – lots of stores that carry school supplies have them! The one I use in the class was a few bucks in a local grocery store, believe it or not!
I retain the copyright to all the content you are learning in class. That means you cannot sell or give away the concepts from my classes – the instruction, or anything contained or created within these lessons, to others. (Yes you can gift your cards made with these techniques, 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 – then 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!
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- Fabriano Black Black
- or Black Cardstock
- Pencil – No. 2 is just fine. You may want a soft eraser.
- White pens:
Signo Uniball Blick | Amazon | Ellen Hutson
Molotow Blick | Amazon
Posca | Amazon
Permapaque pens Amazon
- Rolling Ruler: Weems and Plath, or a basic Alvin rolling ruler