Sketchbook Practice : Using Pens to Explore Negative Space

Ohn Mar Win, 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
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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 is a brilliant teacher and so lovely with it!
Fun drawing exercises. Great way to work out patterns.

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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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