I designed this class to help others who either have Pencil-capable iPads (**see list below) or are considering the purchase of one and want to learn to do digital ink sketches with watercolor paintings on them. You will download my templates which have a watercolor paper texture and I will go over the different layers I’ve included for different painting aspects (e.g., inking, shading, foliage painting, buildings, etc.). You will download a set of default Procreate brushes I have identified as useful for working on inking and watercolor painting. You will learn how to create your own custom palette of paint colors using a class palette swatch you download as a starting point.
Initially I provide you with two canvases with completed sketches so we can move right to painting the sketch together. By working on the same sketch subject, we can discuss what we’’re doing and why. You can ask questions in the moment and get answers and suggestions from other class participants and me. With these two hands-on painting activities you will learn how I separate out elements in my sketches on different layers to facilitate the painting process. For our final project we will do a complete sketch & painting together.
This 6-hour class spread over three 2-hour sessions is an introduction to essential features of the app you need to understand to begin creating ink sketches with watercolor added in your own style. However, you will learn about the menu and tool options available in the app and how to use them. We will cover such things as cutting, copying, pasting, and resizing elements of your sketches, as well as how to use the eight brushes in our class brush set. You will learn how to manage your projects through stacks and the backing up of canvases, brushes, and palettes.
**Note: Which iPads work with either the Apple Pencil 1 or Pencil 2? All the iPad Pros, the 3rd & 4th generation iPad Airs, the 9.7” 6th generation iPad, the 7.9” 5th generation iPad Mini, and the 7th & 8th generation 10.2” iPads. Be sure to purchase the Pencil model that works with the iPad you purchase!
Pencil-capable iPad required. All other digital “supplies” will be available for download prior to first class session.
Instructor: Bill Booz
I have 53 years experience working in the field of education (German, history, instructional technology, photography & sketching). I have taught photography courses for the past nine years though it has been a hobby of mine for many years. Helping people learn how to take full advantage of available tools to better express themselves, whether that is a cell phone camera, high end single lens reflex camera, or pen, pencil and watercolor gives me great enjoyment.
Retired, I also spend a good bit of my time practicing photography and videography as well as sketching around our hometown of Lynchburg, Virginia. Through my two blogs, I share what I learn myself, what gear and tools I use, and how I use it. Follow my posts and see if my experiences and mistakes help you learn.
I also share my experiences on my YouTube channel. Contact me if you’re interested in learning more about my one-on-one photography classes or my sketching and watercolor classes. Since March 2020 I have started offering online classes on sketching and watercolor painting!
Supported by the BWXT Access Program
with Education Access Program Discounts Underwritten by