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Teaching Ink Drawing Techniques on Skillshare

July was a big month for me as I jumped into the world of filming video tuition! I’ve recently released a class on popular learning network Skillshare, and I’m watching the student numbers and glowing reviews grow. It’s unbelievably exciting to be exploring this new aspect to my art career. If you want to try my class for FREE, hit this link and enjoy. It’s about ink drawing using hatching techniques, and will build your confidence with the exercises.

My new class on Skillshare - Improve Your Ink Drawing with Hatching Techniques by Jen Dixon
My first video tuition class! Exciting!

I plan on releasing another class in September, and at the time I write this, I’m thinking¬†it will be a class on making miniature abstract art. It was actually one of the first ideas I had for a class – based on work I was producing at the time – but is a little more complicated, so Improve Your Ink Drawing with Hatching Techniques won out as my first class release. My goal is to release a new video class every two months, perhaps with some free mini classes in between.

The free class links above are for a limited number of students, but if you miss out on that, use this one to get 3 Months of Skillshare for 99cents. That gives you access to classes on all topics site-wide – including mine – which is also awesome.

Oh, one last thing. If you are taking my ink class and post things up to Instagram or Twitter, use #jendixonhatching so I can find your work. Can’t wait to see it!

Picasso at Gloss

Had the pleasure of viewing dozens of original Picasso prints at Gloss Gallery, Exeter last evening. To my surprise and delight, I had not only not seen these works before, but they were priced at a level that I could afford (in instalments, that is). I didn’t buy, but I had mentally narrowed it down to one particular print for ¬£950. It was a beautiful colour line drawing of a female life model and an artist- both had faces which implied they were wearing masks. It was wonderful. Temptation to buy was strong, but I know I can’t afford it yet. Heck, I just about fainted to see my Federation of Small Businesses renewal come out of my bank account, so I think I’m a way off buying a (however affordable) Picasso.

I was accompanied by my best buddy, Pete, and after reintroducing myself to Lucinda (head honcho at Gloss, whom I’d gone to see in mid-2013), Pete and I wished her success with the sales and headed off for tapas. It was a good evening and an inspiring one to boot. I’ll be putting a lot more of my own drawings online in response to what I saw there. I am also going to make more time for drawing for the sake of drawing because too often I find myself in the mindset that “I must paint” and in reality I need to shift that mantra to “I must create” and who cares the medium.