Complete Representational Alcohol Ink Painting
Learn to paint beautiful representational alcohol ink paintings with this independent, self-paced course. Access to the course is unlimited.
If you love the vibrant colors and unpredictability of alcohol inks but want to add a bit more control, this is the course for you!*
*Note: if you have taken a course from me or purchased any of the demo collections, this is probably not the course for you. Why? You already have this information in a slightly different format. If you have purchased a shorter course (such as just the beginning inks) and wish to upgrade, please email me at email@example.com
Hi, I’m artist and instructor, Karen Walker. I’ve been painting and teaching alcohol inks on Yupo since 2009. I love the inks for their vibrancy, fluidity, and a little bit of uncontrollability, but I also like representational painting that has a subject in mind – so my goal is planned spontaneity.
This course shares all of the techniques I use to create representational paintings with a little looseness to showcase the amazing beauty and magic of alcohol inks.
It is an independent, self-paced course that you’ll have unlimited access to – I’ve taken all of the lessons and videos and put them in one rather large course – over 80 lessons with 55 demonstrations for you to try or be inspired by to create your own beautiful works.
Before you sign up, please feel free to enroll in my free Alcohol Ink Demoscourse to sample a few lessons and look at the materials I use.
The course starts out with instruction on the basic techniques for spontaneity and control: flow, textures, lifting, masking, and brush and penwork. Perfect if you are a beginner (even with no painting experience) or an experienced ink artist – it will show you my techniques and be a great reference for what I’m doing in the later videos.
These techniques are explored further in the advanced beginning section, after which there are four sections devoted to variations on a theme – flora, fauna, land and sea.
Grasses at Holden Beach
A free lesson covering the course materials is available through a link in the lesson list above.
Here's a quick list:
- Yupo Paper
- 91% Alcohol or Blending Solution
- Lidded Container
- Welled Palette
- Small Brush
- Masking Fluid
- Cotton swabs and other texturing tools
- Fine-tipped pens (black and white)
What Happens When You Sign Up (how to find your class)
When you sign up, this course is added to your account (which you will create when you enroll or watch a free lesson.)
To find your class again, you'll need to login. This is the tough part...the login button is a bit hidden. It is in the top right corner of coursecraft's home page. www.coursecraft.net
If you have any questions, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much!
I hope you'll enjoy this course in representational alcohol ink painting! Happy painting!