Level up your inking with this fun and creative technique.

In this demonstration-based course by David Hohn, students will learn a fun technique that will not only inspire new levels of creativity, but will give them a new skill to add to their artistic arsenal. 

This gouache-resist method enables students to be somewhat controlled and intentional with their initial rendering, but then loosen up in the latter stages yielding images similar to that of woodcut or Lino-block printmaking.

This course builds on basic drawing fundamentals, forces the student to think about color theory, and will also be pushing most students outside their typical methods - something we all need every once in a while. 

In this class you will learn:

  • How to transfer a drawing with graphite

  • How to use gouache as a masking fluid or resist

  • How to build tone and pigment using a limited palette

  • The importance of adding finishing line work touches with white ink

About the Instructor


David Hohn

David is an illustrator based in Portland Oregon. His days are spent in the studio imagining what it would be like to be someone else, doing something else – and then he paints it. Some of his clients include Scholastic, Random House, Electronic Arts and Nike.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Gouache Resist Part 1

    • Gouache Resist Part 2

    • Gouache Resist Part 3

    • Gouache Resist Inking Demo PDF

    • Recommended Materials

  • 3

    53 minutes of Video instruction by Artist and Teacher David Hohn

  • 1

    PDF outlining all the basic concepts taught in the videos.

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