Draw Your World: Sketch with Pen and Brush Expressively

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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7 Videos (1h 3m)
    • Introduction: Draw Your World

    • Materials Needed

    • Exercise One: Ink Gradients

    • Exercise Two: Tonal Cubes

    • Project One: Monochromatic Landscape

    • Project Two: Colour Sketching

    • Thank you and Homework

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About This Class

Draw Your World: Sketch with Pen and Brush Expressively is a beginner level class that takes skills learned in my Hatching and Brushwork classes and integrates them into exciting, finished sketches.

We'll start with two, simple tonal exercises to get you thinking about light, medium, and dark values in your work. For our first project, loosen up with a monochromatic landscape sketch.
After that, a second project and advice on how to add watercolour to your sketching. You'll see me paint both versions, and I'll tell you about what I'm doing and why, every step of the way.

Think of this as a primer to expressive, urban sketching.
I can't wait to see your projects, so enrol now to get started.



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Very interesting. You can learn much.
What a great teacher. I learnt an enormous amount from her demos and explanations. Will be taking her other classes pronto. Thanks Jen. Maybe see you out sketching in Cornwall.

Musician, teacher, writer, arty dabbler

This was a phenomenal class! I now have so much more versatility and joy when creating sketches out and about. Thank you so much for this wonderfully taught course! xoxo





Jen Dixon

Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

Jen Dixon works mostly in mixed media abstract and figurative painting. She is also an illustrator, writer, and teaches privately both groups and individuals. Originally from Indiana, she now lives in a windy village on the North Cornwall coast of England.

Having led her first drawing classes at the age of six, she continued with art throughout her school days by selling portraits and sign-painting for local businesses. She taught art to young teens before achieving a degree in Industr...

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