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Pen, Ink and Watercolor Sketching on Toned Paper Learn to Draw and Paint Stunning Illustrations in 10 Step-by-Step Exercises

Author Name: Shirish Deshpande | Format: Paperback | Genre : Arts, Photography & Design | Other Details

Learn the magic of toned paper in bringing your pen, ink and watercolor sketches alive!
Are you a beginner sketcher? Or are you looking to infuse some magic in your illustrations?

What will you learn in this book?
- Understanding shapes and values.
- Color theory - complementary colors, warm and cool colors.
- Composition and coloring techniques.

10 step-by-step demonstrations:

A Ladybug
This is a simple exercise where we will learn to create a luster effect using white paint.

An Old Wall and Door
You will learn to create exquisite textures using pens, ink, and watercolor in this exercise.

Reflection of a Tree
You will venture to the dark side by doing our first painting on black paper. 

The Waterfall
You will learn to use overlapping elements to create depth in a painting.

The Garden Steps
You will learn to simplify a seemingly complex subject and add some jazz to the painting using white highlights.

The Bicycle
You will learn to handle complex overlapping elements in this illustration.

A Path in the Forest
You will learn an interesting technique of painting fog and creating many levels of depth in a painting on black paper.

The White Church
A painting with various elements and their complex interactions with each other. This is one of the most demanding paintings in this book.

The Yellow Boat
Learn to use a limited palette to paint beautiful illustrations.

An Autumn House
You will also learn to understand how to handle highly complex overlapping elements.

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Shirish Deshpande

Shirish D (1974 till now, and counting) is a self-taught artist, author and trainer from India.

Information Technology is one of the expertise of Shirish, but his heart (and mind) is completely devoted to art. Shirish dabbles in sketching and painting in various media like pen&inks, watercolors, acrylics, oils, spray paints and digital. He paints various subjects like landscapes, portraits, urban sketches, abstracts; and figures & nudes.

Shirish also does video production for various art-related courses that he publishes on various platforms, and has taught thousands of students worldwide.

Shirish believes in having no limits to living an artistic life and has now jumped into the wonderful world of books to share his passion for visual arts with art lovers of the world.