This Saturday, I taught my first official workshop at my studio, The Warren! The workshop was focused on painting Animal Textures in greyscale gouache and colored pencil. I went over materials, brands, pallets, and paper, and shared the different textures, marks, and applications you can achieve with these simple mediums.
The students were able to experiment with the effects of major brush types, as well as combining colored pencil with paint.
After the students had time to experiment with the materials, I did three paintings demos on fur, feathers, and scales.
The students were then instructed to choose an animal and implement their chosen technique for their final painting. Their paintings turned out so great!
I have to admit, I was pretty nervous before the class began - I wanted to make sure those who came (and some who drove a long distance!) would leave having learned something, not to mention, take with them a little inspiration. The class by far though, exceeded my expectations. I was greeted with the most open, enthusiastic and eager students who created beautiful artwork. You all made my first workshop a huge success, so thank you each and every one of you who signed up and made it out. Thank you also to Kayla, who helped tremendously in planning and prep!
Besides dreaming up further workshops in color, character development, dummy books, illustrations jobs, and more, I am also busy planning online workshops for all of you who can't make it to Nashville! Stay tuned!