The Artist’s Sketchbook: Watercolor & Pen | Part 1

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    For years, master artist Steve Huston has been asked how he creates his beautiful sketchbooks. In this series, he will teach you how to blend two very distinct processes into one great way to do studies – or for that matter – finishes.

    Covering landscape, still-life, and figure, Steve shows you why watercolor is such a great tool for planning out a tonal or color composition, why it’s ideal for creating what he refers to as “happy accidents,” and how it can help you make that difficult transition from competent draftsman to first class painter.

    Additionally, Steve will put in time using pen and ink, and brush and ink, exploring ideas for planning future paint strokes, seeing how it will help develop your eye for the precise way to track and/or reinvent form on paper or canvas and see how you can sneak a little color and flare into these time-honored tools.

    Practice with Steve as he lectures and demonstrates how to begin and finish both quick sketches and more complete renderings.

    This series is based on a live-streamed workshop hosted by Art Mentors in late 2017.

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    Very quick and rough, hopefully not too crude. Definitely, want to get hold of a fountain pen, that looks fun and so dynamic.

    1st exercise sketch

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    ClintHathcock
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    Looks great Andres. I like the vase. How do you add an image on here from your iPad, phone, or computer? I don’t have a “link” to one.

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    LOL, thanks. It’s horrid, but that’s part of the process I think 🙂

    On my screen there is an insert=image button on the far right-hand side of the menu bar directly above the editing screen, I’ll post a screen-grab:

    that should allow you to browse for and upload an image.

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    ElizabethCarey
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    What kind of brown ink is Steve using in his fountain pen??

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    ManuelFernandez
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    @elizabethcarey it’s normally sepia ink.

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    ManuelFernandez
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    Would anyone happen to catch the name of the actual sketchbook he is using for the demos?

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    ClintHathcock
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    Thanks Andres!!!   Manuel I think he has another video where he names the sketchbook but I don’t think they sell them anymore.

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    Pirate paraphernalia 

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    cleverdevil76
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    @ManuelFernandez he said that they don’t sell them any more, but suggests using scrapbook pages, which is the same thickness of paper, and taking it to a kinkos of office depot type place to have it bound.

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    I would love to know what type of white pencil Steve is using here. It seems to be a watercolor white pencil? I can’t find a specific materials list

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    Alexis Dupuis
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    @Patricia It may be a Conte white pencil or a pastel pencil.

    Thank to Steve, this series let me to really enjoy drawing and to grasp what filling a sketchbook is about.

     

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    Barbara Plant
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    Steve mentions a materials list but I cannot find it.  Where should I look?

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