Two Koi

(Drawing two Koi, swirling around each other)

What you will Learn

Starting with placement and refining the shapes of these moving fish, the drawing progresses through the logical steps of the Old Masters method.  First establishing the outside shape, then determining the local colour pattern of red and black on the backs of these Koi.  Next, some white chalk is added to build the illusion of three dimensional form, and various surface details are highlighted, such as the fish scales and thin papery fins and tail.  And then finishing touches include heightening values and little refinements here and there to bring the whole drawing to a realistic illusion of three-dimensional swimming, moving fish.

Who this is For

This real-time video is for everyone who is interested in drawing with sanguine and sepia.

If you are a student who has completed Learn to Draw, this might be a good step up for you, to put the skills you acquired in Learn to Draw to good use, and apply them to a more advanced drawing.  

Alternatively, if you already have some drawing skills, you will gain a wealth of insight from watching Mandy take this drawing all the way from beginning to a gorgeous finish.

Please note, this video is recorded in real-time.  


What you will Get

This 60 minute video records the entire process in real-time of this drawing from a blank paper beginning to an amazingly beautiful finish. Mandy demonstrates and narrates the steps to complete this drawing in Conté Sanguine and Sepia pencils on Stonehenge Fawn coloured paper.

PDF download of each of six steps.

Watch at your own leisure with lifetime access to this video and companion material.

No assignments, and no time limit.