Capturing realistic movement in your drawings is always a challenge, but now it’s easy to gain the skills to sketch expressive, authentic gestures. Artist and illustrator Marc Taro Holmes will guide you every step of the way, in accessible online-video lessons you can watch anytime, anywhere. For a limited time, get 50% off the online Craftsy class Sketching People in Motion — a special offer for Colossal readers — and learn fun, simple techniques for capturing people in action and the magic of the moment.
In these online-video lessons, you’ll find out how use pencil, ink and watercolor to draw people in motion with confidence and clarity. To begin, you’ll see how to sketch moving subjects quickly and freely, and find out how to add detail with ink, defining the basic shapes of your subject and loosely sketching in shadows. Then, create movement with hatching, bring your sketch to life as you apply a watercolor wash, and lay down rich color and detail for a fascinating finish. As a bonus, you’ll also explore essential methods for infusing your work with a compelling visual narrative.