SKETCHING FLOWERS WITH WATERCOLORS & INK

1-Day Workshop

All Skill Levels Welcome
Drawing • Painting

Janet Takahashi
Janet Takahashi
Sketching Flowers with Watercolors

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Description

In this fun, painterly workshop we will create… 
Playful color explorations using line, washes, glazes, blooms, and more with watercolors and ink.

  • Using a layered approach, we will paint with vibrant color, create depth, texture and encourage loose-line work on sampler cards.
  • Expand your floral color palette in the four seasons through Janet’s exercises, methods and techniques.
  • Embellish your next project with seasonal blooms!

Supplies

  • 1 piece of Arches Text Wove cut or torn to 17.5” x 7.5” (for sampler holder)
  • 8 pieces of 140 lb. Hot or cold press Watercolor Paper cut to 5.5″ tall x 2.5″ wide. (Some choices are Arches,  Fabriano, Canson Watercolor Pad XL).
  • HB Pencil, Kneaded eraser, Pencil sharpener
  • Colored Pencils, use whatever brand you have. ie. Prismacolor, Watercolor pencils, etc.
  • Pigma Micron, size 01, black or sepia.
  • Pelikan 4001 ink (blue-black, or brown) loaded into a Fountain pen OR use with a Pointed nib (Zebra G or similar) and Straight pen holder.
  • Watercolors, a small set. Include Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, and Opera.
  • White gouache or Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White
  • Watercolor brushes: 1/2” flat, no.8 round, no. 4 round. Wash Mop or large flat brush for painting washes in large areas..
  • Watercolor palette for mixing paint. You can use a plastic lid of a food container.
  • Water jar
  • Few paper towels
  • Drafting or Painter’s tape
  • Plastic food wrap, ie. Saran wrap
  • Support for painting watercolors. This could be a cutting mat

Optional:

  • Spray bottle with water
  • Hair dryer, craft dryer, or fan to speed paint drying
Janet Takahashi

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www.janettakahashi.com

WORKSHOP LINKS

YUKIMI ANNAND
Sequence: Journey of Experimental Calligraphy

SUZIE BERINGER
The Unconventional Pointed Pen

GEMMA BLACK
Drawing the Fibonacci Sequence

IVAN CASTRO
Basic Rudolf Koch:
Blackletter Und Neuland

ANNIE CICALE
Value Contrast: Exploring the Grey Areas
Word Meets Image on the Page

BARBARA CLOSE
Letters & Blossoms
Graphite Explorations

SUZANNE CUNNINGHAM
Beginning Copperplate Script

JUDY DETRICK
A Letter and a Rectangle

CAROL DUBOSCH
Ben Shahn Lettering

JESSIE FORA
(M) Handwritten: The Art of Tattoo Lettering

RISA GETTLER
(M) Painting Knotty Letters
Visigothic Versals

TAMER GHONEIM
Gothic Lettering Magic with Procreate
Blackletter Circles on Steroids

MIKE GOLD
Breaking the Rules
Spontaneous Creation
(M) Variations in A

HEATHER HELD
The Glittering Vine
Victorian Frames & Labels

NANCY HILLS
(M) Learning to Sketch Out Celtic Knots

THOMAS HOYER
Dynamic Textures
Ruling Pens Beyond the Rules
The Alchemist’s Magic

CARRIE IMAI
Playful Letters
(T) Mastering Italic

GINA JONAS
(M) A Meditative Calligraphy Technique

SALMAN KHATTAK
(M) Pen to Pixels
(M) Lines & Tines

MARTA MAPELLI
Expressive Pointed Italic
Pointed Brush

HEATHER MARTINEZ
(M) Learn to Sketchnote!

HOLLY MONROE
Decorated Letters
Italic Lettering - Basics & Beyond
(M) The Business of Calligraphy
(M) Lettering on Vellum

SUZANNE MOORE
In the Glow of Gouache
Page Dazzle: Patent Leaf Gilding

LORNA MULLIGAN
Loosening Up With Calligraphy & Paint

MICHELE NIDENOFF
(M) Decorative Borders w/Simple Tools
(M) Watercolor & Lettering with Masking Techniques

CORA PEARL
Monoline Lettering with a 'B' Nib
Monoline Lettering Techniques
(T) Foundation Tune-up Class

SALLY PENLEY
Sensational Sumi!
(M) Pastel Dusting Technique
(M) Pleated Scroll Book

JAN PICKETT
Creative Colour for All Occasions
Embossing with Extra Pizazz!
Letters Unlimited

ALI RICCARDO
Graffiti Writing - The New York Lesson
Rudolf Says

ROBBIE SASLOW
(M) Playing With Pens & Pencils
Round & Robust: Exploring Uncial
Simple & Semitic

LINDA SCHNEIDER
The Graceful Marker: Pointed Brush Script
Calligraphy on the Go!

CAROL MEASURES SCOTT
(M) Captivating Color in Calligraphy

MARINA SORIA
The Empty Space, Womb of Shape

JACQUELINE SULLIVAN
Cold Wax Calligraphic Abstracts
(M) Calligraphy & Mark Making with the Gel Plate
(M) Mini Book Madness

JANET TAKAHASHI
The Art of Miniature Painting & Lettering
Sketching Flowers with Watercolors & Ink

NINA TRAN
Flourishes Unraveled

ELMO VAN SLINGERLAND
Broad-edged pen: Roman Capitals

MARK VAN STONE
Versals
Versals & White Vine Decoration

JURGEN VERCAEMST
Colorful Lettering Composition

JULIE WILDMAN
Akim Variations and Long Compositions

ELEANOR WINTERS
Gothicized Italic