This is a video and PDF based class. Watch the 2 hour recording of my masterclass: The Black Page. You’ll learn from my instruction and examples, as well as seeing student work and benefitting from their questions.
+ Create 4 types of luscious black and dark pages.
+ Identify your unique pattern language.
+ Play with positive and negative space to create bold compositions.
+ Compose dramatic art pieces with black, white, and subtle grey shifts.
+ See how the simplest patterns become your unique art when you manipulate them mindfully.
Let’s embrace the mystery of darkness and the hope of light.
+ Create an opaque, shiny black background to make your images, patterns, and words stand out.
+ Learn to use mindful pattern drawing to create beautiful, organic forms.
+ Re-work “messy” art journal pages into clean, crisp images.
+Express and record feelings using lettering and journaling techniques.
+ Stop fearing the blank white page, and embrace the mystery.
Yes! If you’d like to move towards a more sustainable art practice, as I’ve been doing over the last couple of years, I encourage you to use India Ink for your black background. You would still need a acrylic marker or gel pen to go over the ink, but not using acrylic for the base makes a good reduction in use of plastic. You could also use these techniques with watercolors and fountain pens, the effect will just be different than the white on black. You can also use posca pen and gel pen over some watercolors. (It’s important to test first.)