Postcards from Here: Playing with Ink | Dylan Mierzwinski | Skillshare

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Dylan Mierzwinski, Illustrator & Lover of Flowers

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16 Lessons (2h 5m)
    • 1. Class Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Materials

    • 4. Getting Inspired Pt 1

    • 5. Getting Inspired Pt 2

    • 6. Basic Techniques Pt 1

    • 7. Basic Techniques Pt 2

    • 8. Ideation

    • 9. Reference Photos

    • 10. Creating Thumbnails Pt 1

    • 11. Creating Thumbnails Pt 2

    • 12. Rendering Postcards Pt 1

    • 13. Rendering Postcards Pt 2

    • 14. Rendering Postcards Pt 3

    • 15. Finishing

    • 16. Thank you!

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About This Class


In this class students will learn basic ink techniques to use in creating a set of four postcards that tell the story of where they are in the world! Video lessons include:

  1. C L A S S   P R O J E C T: Students are introduced to the class project and are directed to where and how to publish and access class resources
  2. M A T E R I A L S: Students are introduced to the range of materials I've tried that can be used with ink (a class materials list is provided in the class resources)
  3. G E T T I N G   I N S P I R E D: Students are shown how to gather and interpret ink artwork done by other artists
  4. B A S I C   T E C H N I Q U E S: Students are shown basic ways to use ink and utilize inspiration to create a catalog of marks and textures to use in the future
  5. I D E A T I O N: Students are shown how to plan their postcard set with a few key points in mind
  6. R E F E R E N C E   P H O T O S : Students are shown how to ethically gather reference photos to be used in making their postcard set
  7. T H U M B N A I L S: Students are shown how to explore composition and value by creating thumbnails to aid in creating their postcard set
  8. R E N D E R I N G   P O S T C A R D S: Students are shown how to put inspiration, basic techniques, ideation, reference photos, and thumbnails to work to render the final artwork for their postcard set
  9. F I N I S H I N G: Students are shown analog and digital finishing techniques to get their finished postcards ready for the world

If you've never used ink before, have no fear! This class was born when I decided one day to try ink, without any training, and found great joy and success with it. Ink is inexpensive, dynamic, awesome for texture building, and an excellent medium to practice drawing and painting with. See you in class!