Sketchbook Practice : Bring watercolour to Life with Line Drawing

Ohn Mar Win, Illustrator and surface designer ohnmarwin.com

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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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very organic and natural way of teaching makes me so excited to draw again. I love how simple she explains the steps and takes it easy. Thanks for the wonderful class. looking forward for more.
Love it. Great for beginners. This course provided ideas that helped overcome the "i don't know what to paint" moment when facing a blank page.
Thank you so much for this. It's exactly what I was looking for :)

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Ohn Mar Win

Illustrator and surface designer ohnmarwin.com

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.