Gain Inky Inspiration When You Enroll in This Animal Portrait in Colored Inks Course

Ink Drawing of an Enchanting Deer

Do you want to perfect your storytelling? Are you looking for new ways to highlight the emotion that your artwork evokes? Illustrator Anna Sokolova is a pro at it. For over 10 years, she has been creating inky illustrations for clients like Netflix and Maison Margiela. Now, she’s sharing her expertise in a class on our e-learning platform, My Modern Met Academy. Her online course is called Animal Portraits in Colored Inks: Tell a Visual Story That Conveys Emotion. In it, you’ll explore ways to add emotion and personality to your artwork by using colored inks.

“Creating an expressive illustration that tells a story and conveys emotion can be so challenging!” Sokolova says. “But if we break it down into small steps of ideation, research and sketching, the whole process becomes rewarding and satisfying.”

Through in-depth lessons over the course of about an hour and 20 minutes, Sokolova will help guide you to create your own animal portrait from start to finish. She’ll begin by going over the inspiration that she looks to when crafting her own work. You’ll even get a peek into the books that ignite her creativity. Then she’ll go into technique, including how to create thumbnails (aka tiny plans for your final drawing) and establish a color palette.

After the planning is out of the way, Sokolova  starts to paint. It’s at this point you can see her mesmerizing process take place and get insight into her decision-making throughout the inking. When you’re done watching the course, you’ll have new creative tools to support your ideas and realize your own vision.

Enroll in Animal Portraits in Colored Inks: Tell a Visual Story That Conveys Emotion on My Modern Met Academy today. When you’re done, check out more of our illustration courses that are sure to spark your creativity.

Learn how to evoke feeling in your artwork when you enroll in Animal Portraits in Colored Inks: Tell a Visual Story That Conveys Emotion on My Modern Met Academy.

Ink Drawing of an Enchanting Deer

In the online course, instructor Anna Sokolova will walk you through the process of creating an illustration.

Ink Drawing of an Enchanting Deer

Over the course of about an hour and 20 minutes, Sokolova will guide you to creating your own animal portrait from start to finish. One lesson includes finding inspiration.

Looking at an Art Book

Sokolova also goes into technique, including how to create thumbnails and establish a color palette.

Sketching ThumbnailsEstablishing a Color Palette

After the planning is out of the way, Sokolova starts to paint.

Ink Drawing of an Enchanting Deer

It’s at this point you can see her mesmerizing process take place and get insight into her decision-making throughout the inking.

Ink Drawing of an Enchanting DeerInk Drawing of an Enchanting Deer

Get an introduction to this class in the video below:

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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