Painting with Ink: Create An Ink Portrait of your Favorite Wild Animal

SP Van der Merwe, South Africa based Illustrator & Videographer

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10 Videos (19m)
    • Introduction

      0:52
    • Summary

      0:30
    • Equipment

      3:14
    • Getting Started

      2:07
    • Undersketch

      2:48
    • Inking - Part 1

      4:51
    • Tips & Tricks

      0:58
    • Inking Part 2

      1:59
    • Erasing

      0:58
    • Final Thoughts

      0:37

About This Class

If you share in my love for everything wild and wonderful, as well as my love for inking, this is the class for you.In this class I will teach you how to create a beautifully detailed ink portrait of your favorite wild animal. Whether it's a Burmese Python or a South African Wildebeest, the principles I teach in this lesson apply to them all.

I've been drawing all my life, and have been inking avidly for almost a year. During this time I have sold three of my Wildlife ink portraits to a Fine Art Gallery, and have also increased my follwing on social media. I am still growing in my art capabilities, but the feeling I got from completing my wildlife ink portraits was one that I felt I had to share. Even if you have little or no experience in inking, this course will help you create a work of art which you can be truly proud of, and set you down the path of cretive fulfillment.

 

51 of 52 students recommendSee All

This class was amazing! I was thinking of doing an ink animal for one of my graphics projects and this really taught me how to get through it!
Very nice class. The teacher has a great style
Well done
Shalina Chranya

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SP Van der Merwe

South Africa based Illustrator & Videographer

I am an illustrator, writer and videographer. I love expressing my creativity in interesting ways, and I love learning new skills. Since starting my own design and photography company alongside my partner, I've started to embrace the creative life fully.

I studied Mechanical Engineering, and completed my degree in mid 2012. After working in the industry for three years, I decided to follow my true passion full time. It was a drastic change, but I'm loving every second.

I try to post my art on social platforms daily, so you can check out some of my work on my Instagram feed if you'd like.