Description In this 12-week Live Class, Introduction to Inking, instructor Miles Yoshida will provide you with a complete manual for inking. You will start the course by examining old Renaissance drawings. You will study the essential materials needed for inking, including a ballpoint pen, a technical pen, a dip pen, and a brush. Then, Miles will demonstrate hatching and creating gradients using straight and curvilinear lines. From there, he will show you how to apply those skills to a compositional study of basic forms. You will also get a chance to create a master copy which will further strengthen your hatching ability. Toward the second half of the course, Miles will teach you how to draw a still-life, hands, animals, and landscapes in different approaches. Lastly, you will learn to create a self-portrait drawing from life on toned paper using a combination of black and white inks. This course will offer you many opportunities to practice your hatching skills so that you can capture any subject and master the art of inking.
Meet Your Instructor Miles Yoshida is an outstanding draftsman and sculptor from Long Beach, CA. He is currently living and practicing art in New York. Yoshida’s art puts great emphasis on Light, Form, and Volume. He is most well-known for his detailed and elegant ink drawings of hands and portraits. A few of his main inspirations from the past are Katsushika Hokusai, Tsuguharu Foujita, Da Vinci, Rubens, Michelangelo and Albrecht Durer. In 2016, Yoshida exhibited at The Lodge Gallery in New York City among some major names in the art like Steven Assael and Nicolás Sánchez.
Format This Live Class is presented as a pre-recorded lecture with live critiques. While it is encouraged that you attend class live on the dates and times specified below, it is not required, and you can still watch a DVR of the class between weekly classes, and turn in your assignments for critique.
As a Live Class participant, you will attend class digitally, via a live stream which will appear on the NMA.art website. Each week, you will be asked to watch certain sections pre-recorded course instruction, then complete the assigned homework. You will then submit that homework for an opportunity to have it critiqued live by the instructor. During class, you can talk with other students, ask the instructor questions, share your work, and receive feedback on your assignments.
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