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Sketch Your Life: Create Expressive Sketches in Pen and Watercolor

Elisa Choi Ang, empower you to make art inspired by your stories

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15 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Welcome to Class

    • Sketchbook and Pen

    • Watercolor Paints and Packing Light

    • How to See and Observe

    • How to Choose Your Subject

    • Structure in Linework

    • Mood in Shading

    • Simplicity in Details

    • Create a Color Chart

    • Create Value Contrast in Colors

    • Mix Colors on Paper

    • Watercolor Techniques

    • Sketch Japanese Garden

    • Paint Japanese Garden

    • Sketch Your Life Often

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About This Class

Sketch Your Life: Create Expressive Sketches in Pen and Watercolor is a class that helps narrate your story that is full of color and life. It helps you remember more of the detail, feeling and presence of a place, person or thing because of how you deliberately slow down to truly see the beauty and fragility of every moment.

Through this class you will learn how to see and observe with your eyes, to record what you see by sketching loosely in pen, and to paint expressively in watercolor. This class is for everyone young and old alike. The goal is to be able to express oneself by capturing the life around us through quick sketches and paints. 

By the end of this class, you are encouraged to bring your sketchbooks wherever you go and fill it up daily with sketches that tell your life stories worth sharing with the world.


Image: sketch of commuters waiting patiently for the train home (pen and watercolor on sketchbook)

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Elisa's method of teaching is very helpful. I am learning a lot from this class. Highly recommend taking this class.
This class is immensely helpful! Thank you!
Just what you need to start sketching right away! Not too much information for a beginner to get scared to draw, not too much instruments needed to make it harder to get and take everywhere. I've dreamt of such a course for ages! Thank you!





Elisa Choi Ang

empower you to make art inspired by your stories

Elisa Choi Ang sketches and paints her life using pen and watercolour.

She believes that everyone is creative and that creativity is not only limited to the artist. Her desire is to empower others to make art inspired by their stories.

She teaches drawing and painting to children and adults. When she's not working, she loves to read, watch cooking/family shows, learn new things, go to nature trips and take photos. She currently resides in Singapore with her husband.

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