Everyday Sketching: 31 Still Life Prompts
Beginner | 5 hours 3 sec
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Artist, illustrator and educator Jon Stich encourages you to see everyday objects in a new light in this daily practice class. You’ll sketch using gouache, brush pens, and graphite pencils. After establishing a familiarity with the tools, color-mixing, and finding shadows, you’ll progress to illustrating objects from your day-to-day life. Jon Stich’s technical guidance will help you to identify value and compositional elements, and by working daily you will establish a routine that is both reflective and exploratory.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Kimberly graphite pencils in B, 2B, 4B
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Fine point pens such as Microns in sizes 005 and 02
  • Sakura Pigma FB brush pen
  • Sakura Pigma MB brush pen
  • Kuretake fountain brush pen
  • Kuretake no. 14 brush pen
  • Holbein or Windsor & Newton gouache in Primary White, Permanent Yellow, Pure Red, Katsura Blue
  • A variety of brushes; Jon uses Raphaél Kolinsky round brushes in sizes 2 and 4, a Raphaél Kolinsky SoftAqua size 18, Princeton bright brush size 8 and 6, Princeton Umbria flat brush size 8
  • 9x12 Bristol Vellum paper
  • Enamel tray
  • Jar for water
  • Rag
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Learn how to:
  • Work with a limited palette
  • Work with gouache
  • Identify value and shadows
  • Use a brush pen
  • Draw and paint from still life
  • Work with transparency and opacity
  • Create form in a drawing or painting

What you'll get:

 
  • A 30-day series of easy-to-follow video lessons and prompts for illustrating daily objects 
  • 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions from artist Jon Stich
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
71 users recommended this class to a friend
rosiland henderson
I didn't want this class to end. Sad face
More than 3 months ago
Lorie Stephenson
This was fun and was a way to introduce new products and techniques until I find my own style.
More than 3 months ago
S
Very instructive. Excellent class. Hoping for more classes taught by Jon.
More than 3 months ago