Pen and wash - red kite using a folded nib pen

Red kite nearing completion
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Description

Pen and wash - using a folded nib pen ('cola' pen)
Learn an exciting new line and wash technique using a folded nib pen, which you can make yourself in 5-10 minutes out of a drinks can. Using waterproof Indian ink, you will go on to paint a dynamic portrait of a bird of prey and in the process learn lots of new mark making techniques which can be applied to urban sketching and a wide variety of others subjects.

What's included in the price?

Nine films and reference files to show you how to easily make a folded nib pen using materials you will have to hand, and then to put it through its paces in a painting of a red kite in flight.

What you will need

To make the Cola pen:
Drink can (does not have to be cola!)
Cutting mat, or surface protection
Sharp knife (Stanley-type)
Scissors
Tape (eg duct, electrician's, masking)
Fine sand paper
Handle, rigid (pencil, chop stick, thin bamboo etc)
Marker pen

For the course project:
Watercolour paper 140lb/300gsm Not surface, approx 50x40cm
Cola / folded nib pen
Waterproof black Indian ink
Watercolours - quin gold, burnt Sienna, French ultramarine, caput mortem/Mars violet. Please feel free to substitute colours to make this painting truly your own.
Brushes - large round (16), small round (8), large filbert if you have one
Other - spritzer bottle, kitchen towel, two water containers, HB pencil and eraser

Contact

Liz Chaderton at Liz Chaderton Artist

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Pet lovers
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
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Price

£20

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