Welcome to Developing Line and Watercolour Wash with Michele Illing! In this course you'll learn how to create eye-catching line and wash artwork - from simple florals right through to intricate townscapes.
In lesson 1, Michele introduces you to the materials you'll be using throughout the course - the types of line drawing tools you'll be using, the recommended paper surface and the limited palette of colours you'll need.
In lesson 2, you'll start with a simple, vibrant floral subject using Indian ink and a dip pen. You'll do the drawing first and then add the colour wash on top.
Moving on to lesson 3, this time you'll start with watercolour and then use a fine liner pen to add line work on top.
For lesson 4, a baby sparrow, you'll be using both waterproof and non-waterproof pens so you can see the effects that can be created when mixing different types of ink.
In lesson 5, you'll tackle a picturesque townscape scene from France using a brush liner and plenty of watercolour washes. Line and wash is tailor made for this kind of subject matter.
Lesson 6 focuses more on the drawing side of things where you'll be using bamboo pens, sticks and brushes to capture a busy market stall.
And finally, in lesson 7, you'll learn a variety of techniques that needed to re-create an urban docklands scene using a biro and brush pen.
So gather your materials and come and join Michele as you explore the wonderful combination of line and watercolour wash!