Dynamic Detail in Ink & Watercolor

Steven Reddy draws detailed illustrations of urban scenes, cluttered interiors and complex still-lifes on location in ink and watercolor. A teacher with Seattle Public Schools since 1998, Reddy spent 2010 traveling throughout Southeast Asia, teaching English and recording his experiences in his sketchbook journals. His drawings from China and Mexico appear in Danny Gregory’s An Illustrated Journey. Steven currently teaches Drawing and Illustration at Gage Academy in Seattle, teaches two popular on-line classes with Craftsy.com, is an active member of Urban Sketchers, and is kept busy with private commissions. Reddy has published two large format illustrated memoirs which showcase drawings spanning 35 years from his obsessive sketchbook diaries. Now Where Was I? An Illustrated Memoir, and the sequel, This Is Then, That Was Now, a 282-page, full-color, 8.5″ x 11″ illustrated memoir.
6:00-9:00 P.M.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Uni-Ball Vision pen, fine point
  • Waterproof India Ink (Black) (not Higgins brand)
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Watercolor brushes, Rounds #4, 6, and 8
  • Graphite pencil 2B or softer
  • Watercolor paints (Set of 12)
  • 12″ x 9″, Montval Multi-purpose 90 lb paper (or similar watercolor paper- NOT Bristol)
  • Small Jar or $2 to purchase Jar from Instructor
Capture highly detailed scenes and learn how to create contour drawings, grisaille underpaintings, and watercolor glazes. Simplify complex scenes into initial sketches that are light and loose. Then, learn how to create a grisaille underpainting that brings extraordinary dimension to work.