Learn to paint a magical glow with watercolours in this art class preview with professional artist and illustrator Mirka Hokkanen (@mirkahokkanen). She’ll show you her technique for creating a glowing effect that involves an outline sketch, mixing colours, and negative painting. You’ll learn to use wet-on-wet washes and colour layering to make magic happen.

Topics Covered:

  • Using a red pencil to outline sketch to add to the glow effect
  • Intuitively mixing colours and adding in a colourful wet-on-wet wash all over the drawing
  • Using negative painting techniques to paint around the subject shapes
  • Layering in light tones of local colour multiple times to build value and depth
  • Finishing with coloured pencils to clean edges and for final details

Outline: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hnruty57chy66ow/Mirka_Oct16.jpg?dl=0 

In the 90-minute art class, Mirka will teach:

  • Negative painting techniques
  • Making the best of happy accidents

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