Sketchbook Practice : Bring watercolour to Life with Line Drawing

Ohn Mar Win ohnmarwin.com, Illustrator surface designer teacher

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7 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction

      1:13
    • Examples

      1:28
    • Beginning with Fruit...

      7:20
    • ...Moving onto Vegetables

      7:22
    • Other Ideas - Quick Butterflies

      4:52
    • Other Ideas - Fast Floral

      4:58
    • Final thoughts

      1:39

About This Class

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This is a really simple but effective technique that will combine watercolour and transform them with the addition of thin black line. Starting with a basic wet on wet technique, further washes of colour will be applied. Then  finally adding the pen detail to compliment and add information for each icon, like the stem of a flower.

I hope it will appeal to anyone who likes to have fun with their watercolours, even beginners. You can achieve great results and it can be used for many subject matter, not just the icons shown in this class, so please feel free to explore further. For part of this class I do recommend looking at reference - either online or from life so that your sketches will really stand out.  I can't wait to see your versions of this technique.

As ever please use the hashtag #ohnmarskillshre if you are sharing your work on social media and I can like and comment.SaveSave

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Again, Ohn Mar, I feel very happy to follow one of your classes. I learn a lot, truly. And above all I am getting more confident. Many thanks
O I so enjoyed this class!! I tend to try to be to perfect and then overwork my artwork and from you I have learned to relax and let go and I am so amazed at the results! Will post mine soon on instagram and tag you Ohn Mar.

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Ohn Mar Win ohnmarwin.com

Illustrator surface designer teacher

Over Ohn Mar Win's 20 year career she has produced illustrations for editorial, publishing, advertising, packaging and branding. As well as designing for greetings cards, stationery and gifts.

Ohn Mar is primarily known for her textural foodie images, which have now appeared in The Most Gorgeous Cookbook Ever, a book of 30 of her illustrated recipes. She has also illustrated cookery books for Quarto Publishing,Kyle Books and The Sunday Times.

She loves to draw, posting her sketch a day experiments, and work in progress on Instagram. And this year she is attempting 365 days of paint. She also has one of the largest foodie illustration boards on Pinterest full of inspiration.