Advanced | 1 hour
Taught by Missy Dunaway
Join artist and world traveler, Missy Dunaway, on an advanced foray into sketchbook painting. In this class, Missy works with acrylic ink to render two complex scenes that capture the romance and nostalgia of the moment. In each painting, she mixes nuanced shades from a limited selection of colors and works in loads of detail. Missy shares her technique for mixing ink on the page, pushing and pulling elements until reaching the desired effect. Finally, she shows how to re-evaluate the darks and lights to pull the image into dazzling balance.
New to acrylic ink? Try out Missy’s beginner classes here on Creativebug.
Learn how to:
  • Paint a complex daylight landscape
  • Break down compositions into masses of color
  • Work with acrylic ink out of the jar
  • Work in layers, painting lights on top of darks
  • Apply impressionistic color theory
  • Mix ink on the page
  • Work quickly, letting go of perfection and working with mistakes
What you'll get:
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to paint with acrylic inks to create a daytime scene with lots of light and shadows
  • 9 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Expert instruction from Missy Dunaway
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Painting Complex Scenes
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Moleskin Sketchbook "Classic" - large size (do not use a watercolor sketchbook)
  • Acrylic ink in a variety of colors; Missy uses F&W brand in the following colors: Indigo, Rowney Blue, Process Cyan, Turquoise, Crimson, Flame Red, Scarlet, Process Magenta, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green, Dark Green, Burnt Umber, and 2 Whites
  • Kolinsky Sable Round Brushes (Winsor & Newton or Raphael brand) or synthetic equivalent in sizes 2 - 8
  • Cotton rag
  • Two jars water
  • Nib pen with globe nib (optional)
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