Introduction to Inking (Live Class)

Join NMA instructor Miles Yoshida in this 12-week interactive walkthrough of his course Introduction to Inking. This live class allows you to work through core course content from the upcoming Learning Tracks as an Interactive Live Class. In this course, Miles will provide you with a complete manual for inking. You will start the course by examining old Renaissance drawings. You will study the essential materials needed for inking, including a ballpoint pen, a technical pen, a dip pen, and a brush. Then, Miles will demonstrate hatching and creating gradients using straight and curvilinear lines. From there, he will show you how to apply those skills to a compositional study of basic forms. You will also get a chance to create a master copy which will further strengthen your hatching ability. Toward the second half of the course, Miles will teach you how to draw a still-life, hands, animals, and landscapes in different approaches. Lastly, you will learn to create a self-portrait drawing from life on toned paper using a combination of black and white inks. This course will offer you many opportunities to practice your hatching skills so that you can capture any subject and master the art of inking.

Upcoming Tue. 2022/02/01 @ 10:00 AM PT

In this Live Class, Miles will host an overview of his 12-week course, Introduction to Inking. You will watch the lesson chapters for each week, complete the assignments and submit them. Each week Miles will go through and give live critiques of the submitted assignments and discuss the important principles covered in that week.

Common Questions

How do I earn a Certificate of Completion for this class?

Earn a digital Certificate of Completion when you complete this Live Class and submit all assignments for review before the end of term. The guidelines with all the information pertaining to the Certificate of Completion are here: Live Class Certificate of Completion Guide. Additionally, students who fulfill the certificate requirements will receive a special badge for display in the NMA community forums and Discord server.

How do I participate in these Live Classes?

You can participate by accessing the live lesson page on Tuesdays at 10:00 am PT. This event is for NMA subscribers, you can sign up for important email updates here. You will be updated when the stream goes live, with assignment reminders, and any schedule changes.

How can I submit my work for critique?

If you want to submit your drawing for critique, follow the submission guidelines PDF located in the assignment tab of each lesson.

What materials do I need to get for this Live Class?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Are there any assignments in this Live Class?

This Live Class includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the content hosted by Miles. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

How can I interreact with other students taking this Live Class?

A great way to interact with fellow students is to join our Discord channel. Each Live Class has its very own channel where students can interact, ask questions, submit for community feedback, and more. This is also a great resource for updates and other events happening here at New Masters Academy.