Monthly Archives: August 2011

Watercolor begins next week

August 31, 2011

We will begin working with watercolor next week. Bring your tools and supplies to class on Weds. We finish up the last Terry Madden watercolor video on Friday, so you should all be well-versed in technique. I'll do some demos on Weds and you can paint along. Buy plenty of the watercolor paper pads. We … Read More

Mass-O-Line Art

Here is what I assigned today in class. For Friday: 10 line art illustrations of architectural structures, aka: buildings. Size: 5.5 x 8.5. Observational. Same composition drawn in various ways or different compositions drawn different ways. I don't care, just make them look good. For the Monday we don't have class – three day weekend: … Read More


August 29, 2011

Wasn't Terry fun today? As goofy as the videos are, he demonstrated some of the fundamental things that you will be using and getting good at (hopefully) this semester. Did you take any notes? He already has given you the four secrets to watercolor – wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on wet and … Read More


Don't forget to create a blog so you can begin posting your work and thoughts of what you are doing in class. You can use blogger, wordpress or, what's the other one…? This blog has grade weight in your mid-term and final portfolio grades. Give it serious attention. Don't forget to send me a link … Read More

Apparently my supply list sucks

August 26, 2011

Ignore the brush set and gouache and watercolor set suggestions. Here is some specific info about what to buy. Brushes: Look for a range of sizes (3 or 4) of watercolor flat, round and bright brushes for watercolor washes. Also buy a assorted range of the synthetic flat, angled and round brushes. These are good … Read More

Too much time on my hands.

Wow, I am actually blogging some info for you. Here are some of my thoughts on line art. Being able to draw black and white line art is one of the most useful skills you can have as a designer. I'm talking pen on paper, that you can then scan and/or modify digitally later. We … Read More