Acrylic Ink Painting: Starting a Travel Journal
Intermediate | 1 hour 34 sec
Learn the painting techniques of world traveler, Fullbright fellow and avid sketchbook painter, Missy Dunaway, as she demonstrates her approach to keeping an acrylic ink travel journal. Missy uses photos from her travels as a jumping off point, capturing the feeling and mood of the moments they depict. She recreates a nocturnal scene in this class, sharing her impressionistic approach to color and brushwork. By watching Missy work, you will learn how to paint with acrylic inks, breaking down a landscape into masses of color, then working in layers to realize composition and detail. Missy shows how to work with mistakes, mix colors right on the page, and paint your way through photographic moments, made more nostalgic and romantic in the painting process.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Moleskin Sketchbook "Classic" - large size (do not use a watercolor sketchbook)
  • Acrylic ink in a variety of colors; Missy uses F&W brand in the following colors: Indigo, Rowney Blue, Process Cyan, Turquoise, Crimson, Flame Red, Scarlet, Process Magenta, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Dark Green, Burnt Umber, Two whites
  • Kolinsky Sable Round Brushes (Winsor & Newton or Raphael brand) or synthetic equivalent in sizes 2 - 10
  • Cotton rag
  • Two jars water
  • Nib pen with globe nib (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Work with acrylic ink out of the jar
  • Break down compositions into masses of color
  • Paint a nocturnal landscape
  • Work in layers, painting lights on top of darks
  • Apply Impressionistic color theory
  • Mix ink on the page
  • Work quickly, letting go of perfection and working with mistakes
What You’ll Get:
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to paint with acrylic inks to create a travel journal
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Expert instruction from Missy Dunaway
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Class PDF
Your timecode tags and notes for this section
Class Reviews
695 users recommended this class to a friend
Susan Tipton
I wish there were more technical classes like this.
November 17, 2022
Great for understanding how to use acrylic inks
More than 3 months ago
Kimberly Head
Great class! Lots of information to take in. I can’t wait for all my paints to arrive and to re-watch the videos! Thank you!
More than 3 months ago