Sketchbook Practice : Using Pens to Explore Negative Space

Ohn Mar Win ohnmarwin.com, Illustrator surface designer teacher

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6 Videos (33m)
    • Class Introduction

      0:42
    • Materials and reference

      4:27
    • Some examples

      1:06
    • Posca pen with Fruit

      12:03
    • Pens with Florals

      12:20
    • Final thoughts and Homework

      2:33

About This Class

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In this class you will be creating an interesting, vibrant painted and textural 'ground' - the surface that our image will sit on. Then using a white Posca pen ( or white gouache ) we will be blocking out fruit 'shapes' and then adding small college details that will really enhance the look of your piece. The results will be super!

Further on we will explore a floral theme using posca and gel pens, where we will be mindful of the negative space between flowers to create a balanced composition. 

This class will be a fun exercise and would be suitable for all. Be open to explore this theme further perhaps with examples beyond what I have thought of ! I can't wait to see what you create.

PLEASE PLEASE USE THE HASHTAG #ohnmarskillshare when posting on Instagram. Due to amount of followers I have I might not catch your post in time if you just 'tag' my name 

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Ohn Mar Win not only has talent, but a sweet energy that draws you in to participate. I will join her projects with enthusiasm. Great teaching!
Wonderful and playful. Art making can be an enjoyable and relaxing exercise. Can't wait to go try it.
Lovely inspirational class. So appreciate your advise to creative folks.

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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.