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6 variations of a portrait inked in different variations.

Thinking in Ink

Jun 22 - Aug 24
Monday 6:30-9:00 PM (EST) 10 sessions
Monday 6:30-9:00 PM (EST) 10 sessions
If you would like more information about this or any other course offerings, please contact a SVACE Course Advisor at:
Tom Motley, Cartoonist

The last thing the cartoonist does-the inking-is the first thing the reader sees. Contrast, tone and texture must be orchestrated to direct the reading experience. In this course students will delve into an array of comic-inking techniques and challenges: brush feathering, trap-shading, thatch hatching, shadow merging, and many more. A wide range of tools and media will be explored, including digital, and numerous cartoonists will be studied. Expand your fund of art-finishing strategies and brush up your brushwork.
NOTE: Please bring a new watercolor brush (size 4 round) and black India ink to the first session. This course is fully online and offered through a combination of synchronous as well as asynchronous lectures and discussions. Students are invited to attend regularly scheduled online sessions during the listed course hours.
Course Number
3.5 CEUs
  • The School of Visual Arts online courses are hosted in Canvas, our College-wide learning system. Most computers (5 years old or newer recommended) can access the course(s) without a problem. The courses work with Windows (Windows 7 and newer), Macintosh (Mac OSX 10.10 and newer), and Linux (chromeOS). Participants will need a minimum screen size of 800x600 (the average size of a netbook) and good broadband (Minimum of 512kbps) Internet connection to participate in the online courses.
Student Artwork