Watercolour workshop (1) 2014

We braved the hottest day of the German summer 2014, found out that some cookies can as well be drunk as eaten, avoided the two bunny problem, discussed an Elven hair-braiding phalanx (“Leeeft turn! Braid!”) and generally painted the Schmendrick way (“Paint, do as you will!”)

Thanks to a few very thoughtful participants, we didn’t have to paint in enemy territory either. XD

(Workshop brought to you by Daniel Smith. And Schmincke. And Winsor/Newton and Lukas and Tintoretto and Van Gogh.)

It’s been another lovely weekend with you fantastic people.  Looking forward to next week with more fantastic people!

Workshop Aachen – we put the water in watercolour! (Mainly from above.)

And another weekend with great fun, fantastic creativity, and abysmal weather. Aachen really puts the water back in watercolour. Thanks to all who braved the rain and storm (and bad lighting!) to join us!

Kirsten was again so kind to film some painting demos; I’ll upload the vids when I have them! Until then, here’s a skin-and-hair-and-beard demo of Thorin Oakenshield, and a painting armour demo (hail damage insurance from Knights Weekly).

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And well, some Hannibal had to join us. As a matter of fact, we saw even more of them – two other participants drew Hannibals too, though one was the Lector subspecies. :D wp_age-chart_col

I’ll soon update my deivantArt journal with all the artwork created there!

First Workshop 2013

I’ve held my first of two workshop this weekend, and we’ve had two fantastic days with interesting people, heaps of creativity, loads of fun, and of course gorgeous art!  Take a look!

I did a demonstration of skin and clothes again, and Hannibal acted as my new demonstration model.

It seems that the skin-shading there caught the only sunlight in the only ten minutes today that we had any sunshine. Otherwise I can’t explain where all the orange came from – I definitely didn’t make it so orange. The last shot reflects the actual colours (when the sky over Aachen was back to grey). Or possibly because the direction I took the final photo from was different (frontal instead of sideways) and that did something with  the light.

The final Hannibal piece:

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Watercolour Workshop 2013

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FIRST WORKSHOP: August 17th/18th; one weekend (Saturday and Sunday); eight hours on both days (10-18.00)
SECOND WORKSHOP: August 24th/25th. Should anyone wish to come to all four dates, that will be possible too.
WHERE: Youth Hostel Aachen, Germany.
WHAT: You’ll learn the basics of how watercolour works, along with an assortment of colour theory, special tricks in watercolour, get the chance to try out different sorts of paint (I’ll bring every variety I have and you’re free to give them all a try) and things like masking fluid and other gimmicks, plus anything you’d specifically like addressed. The approach that I’m going to show you is very much lineart-based, so it’s a good idea to bring some lineart with you (on watercolour paper).
HOW MUCH: 60 Euros per participant. The workshop fee covers only the workshop, not your accommodation or journey!
WHO: Anyone who reasonably thinks I can still teach them something about watercolour. Total beginners are very welcome, as are non-German speakers. I held the last workshops mostly in English, but either English or German is a must.

If you have questions, just write a comment here!

If you want to come, please send me an email with:
:bulletblue: “Workshop” and your name in the title, as well as a 1 or 2 depending on whether you’d like to come on the first or the second weekend
:bulletblue: name and/or nickname I’ll recognise (in case I’ve known you under a nickname for years)
:bulletblue: skill level in watercolour
:bulletblue: languages spoken
:bulletblue: vegetarian or other food specifics like allergies etc
:bulletblue: email address (so I can copy them all into one word document)
:bulletblue: anything specific you’d like to learn from me.

Please note that the definite registration is an email you send me (to jenny@goldseven.de). When I’ve answered it, you know that you’re in. Posting in the comments here, on deviantArt, Comicforum or Facebook is not definite until I get mail from you!

See you in August! :)

Watercolour Workshop 2012 in Aachen

Hey all, I’ve decided to hold another watercolour workshop this year, as several people have already asked. *cracks knuckles*

Edit June 6: Workshop is full!

WHEN: August 11th/12th; one weekend (Saturday and Sunday); eight hours on both days (10-18.00
WHERE: Youth Hostel Aachen, Germany.
WHAT: You’ll learn the basics of how watercolour works, along with an assortment of colour theory, special tricks in watercolour, get the chance to try out different sorts of paint (I’ll bring the docmartins), plus anything you’d specifically like addressed. The approach to watercolour you’ll learn is very much lineart-based, so it’s a good idea to bring some lineart with you (on watercolour paper).
HOW MUCH: 60 Euros per participant. The workshop fee covers only the workshop, not your accommodation or journey!
WHO: Anyone who reasonably thinks I can still teach them something about watercolour. Total beginners are very welcome, as are non-German speakers. I held the last workshops mostly in English, but either English or German is a must. (Preferably English, as that’s the language everyone is most likely to speak).

As of now, I’m just sounding out interest, so nothing’s fixed. Just reply here if you’re interested or would like to know more! If you’re already sure you want to come, please send me an email with “Workshop” and your name in the title, along with the following info: name and nickname on dA or Comicforum, if any (this is just in case I’ve known you by your internet handle for years but wouldn’t recongise your actual name)/skill level in watercolour/languages spoken/vegetarian or other food specifics/email address (so I can copy them all into one word document)/anything specific you’d like to learn from me, apart from watercolour in general.

This year’s watercolour workshop in Aachen

I held a watercolour workshop again this year, again in the Aachen youth hostel (though we might be looking for a different location next time, as the food and drink prices were sheer robbery).

Here are a few (photographic and artistic) impressions:

Busy workshop!
In progress: “Fama” by Toradh.
Toradh and Dulliros.
Me (in brown) watching as DonKringel paints.
A very cool Satyr painting by Fumettisto.
Another wonderful work just finished by PetStudent.
Demonstration of hair-painting (or possibly vodka sprinkling). I’m the one in the red sweater.

On the second day, I demonstrated a few techniques for painting hair, leather, and chainmail. Zornisse was kind enough to record those on video.

(not complete; the battery ran out, but you can see it well enough)

You can find all this year’s participants on deviantArt:

www.teylen.deviantart.com
www.petstudent.deviantart.com
www.zornisse.deviantart.com
www.balorkin.deviantart.com
www.barbareola.deviantart.com
www.whitetree-nimloth.deviantart.com
www.fumettisto.deviantart.com
www.dulliros.deviantart.com
www.olivefoxx.deviantart.com
www.toradh.deviantart.com
www.donkringel.deviantart.com