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Sketchbook Practice: Secret Life of a Sketchbook

Ohn Mar Win, Illustrator surface designer teacher

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14 Lessons (1h 50m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Overview

    • 3. Sketch 1 : Floral preparation

    • 4. Sketch 1 : Floral background

    • 5. Sketch 1 : Floral - A whole load of considerations

    • 6. Sketch 2: Vegetables - Context

    • 7. Sketch 2: Vegetables - Watercolour wash

    • 8. Sketch 2: Vegetables - inking

    • 9. Sketch 3: Packaging - Watercolour wash

    • 10. Sketch 3: Packaging - inking

    • 11. Sketch 4: Spaghetti - watercolour wash

    • 12. Sketch 4: Spaghetti - inking

    • 13. Assessing my sketches

    • 14. Final thoughts

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About This Class


I’ve been keeping keeping sketchbooks for over 3 years and they’ve become and essential part of the way I create art for pleasure and my business.

In this class I'm going to show you the real behind the scenes action as I fill my latest sketchbook with 4 watercolour sketches that will eventually end up in my illustration or licensing portfolio.  I filmed in real time (during one morning) with very little editing so I could share with you some of my honest insights, challenges and vulnerabilities as I fill those pages.  

It may not seem it but almost every artist I know often feels some struggles with the act of creating art. Working through an idea , whether in a sketchbook or a pattern is often filled with uncertainty and worries about the outcome. The videos give a genuine portrayal of how I work and what is involved for me when I sit down. Please join me to see a glimpse of authentic and sincere version of the way I make art.

AS ARTISTS AND CREATIVES WE ALL HAVE TO DEAL WITH CHALLENGES AND SETBACKS OFTEN -  we have to keep putting one step in from of the other. 

To hear more about my sketchbook practice please take a look at this class:

If you'd like more information about the way I combine watercolour and ink please take a look at this class:





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Ohn Mar Win

Illustrator surface designer teacher

 Hello I'm Ohn Mar a UK based illustrator and surface designer with a long and varied 20 year career. I started out many moons ago as in house designer producing greetings cards, stationery and moonlighting as a editorial illustrator for lifestyle magazine. These days I'm is primarily known for her textural foodie images, which have now appeared on branding  and packaging projects for clients from the US, Canada, Europe, and SE Asia. I was lucky enough to have The Most Gorgeous...

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