Sketchbook Practice : Create Freely with Ink and Watercolor

Ohn Mar Win, Illustrator surface designer teacher

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11 Videos (47m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials Used

    • Pen & Ink Practice

    • Sketchbook examples

    • Quick Chat About This Project

    • Tomatoes (Easy)

    • Pears (Easy)

    • Poppies (Intermediate)

    • Sea shells ( Advanced )

    • Final Thoughts

    • BONUS

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About This Class


In this class we'll be combing, expressive and loose watercolour with dip pen details that will add character and linear quality to your sketches. I've been using a dip pen for over twenty years and recently I started to experiment with the ink line with watercolour as part of my sketchbook practice. I really love the quality of line it gives just by changing the pressure on the nib, from fine hairlines to dramatic strokes.

I learnt so much from my own sketchbook studies and I'd really like to to share with you some of my top tricks and tips for this loose and free technique.

We'll start with a rough guide to nibs, holders and inks, before moving onto a bit of ink line practice. Then we'll introduce the dip pen to watercolour. I'll show you many of my own examples and give lots of info about working in this loose and free way. This class is great if you're just a beginner of if you want to add that extra element to your own watercolor sketches.

The video classes start with the basic principles than gradually become more challenging as you gain confifence in working in this manner. All the video lessons are packed full of handy hints so you can really have fun with this and take advantage of the technque to its fullest.


102 of 102 students recommendSee All

Such a great class! I can't wait to try this fun style. I just went and bought a new dip pen and ink :)
Bonnie Lecat

artist, designer

Another wonderful class by Ohn Mar! I especially love how she explains how she decides to include lines, or leave them off. Thank you, Ohn Mar!
Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

I loved this class! It was fun and I learned a lot!
Daisy Gutierrez

Sewing & Quilting





Ohn Mar Win

Illustrator surface designer teacher

Over Ohn Mar Win's long and varied 20 year career she has always worked as an illustrator and surface designer. She was also an in house designer producing greetings cards, stationery and gifts for many UK names. These days 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 own illustrated recipes. She has also illustrated cookery books for Quarto Publishing, Kyle Books, Sterling/ Barnes and Noble ...

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