Studio Fu: Check Tone with Your Phone

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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4 Videos (10m)
    • Studio Fu: Intro and Materials Needed

    • Studio Fu: The Technique

    • Studio Fu: How to Use in Your Art

    • Other Classes: There's More to Do Than Fu


About This Class


Studio Fu is a new series of classes designed to quickly introduce you to tips and tricks I've picked up or made up in my art practice.

Studio Fu is my take on Kung Fu, which literally means “time spent at skilful work.”
Studio Fu classes are short, and will help you make the most of your time, tools, and techniques as an artist.

In this episode of Studio Fu, I'll show you how to check tone in your art using your smartphone or tablet.


My iPhone is a crucial tool in my studio. I use it to document my progress on works, update my followers on social media, and to troubleshoot tone. In fact, making phone calls is the rarest thing I do with it!

In this quick class, I'll show you how critical tone is for creating paintings with depth and "pop," how to see it using your smart devices, and how it translates with real world examples of my own work. Although I show abstract art in this class, I use this same technique in figurative work too.

In this seven minute Studio Fu, I'll change the way you look at colour in your work. Get your phones charged, we have work skilful fu to do.


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excellent, excellent little class!
Excellent class fantastic teacher!
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Great class thanks !





Jen Dixon

Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

Jen Dixon works mostly in mixed media abstract and figurative painting. She is also an illustrator, writer, and teaches privately both groups and individuals. Originally from Indiana, she now lives in a windy village on the North Cornwall coast of England.

Having led her first drawing classes at the age of six, she continued with art throughout her school days by selling portraits and sign-painting for local businesses. She taught art to young teens before achieving a degree in Industr...

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