Rethink Your Ink

Saturday, May 8, 9am PDT

Doors close Friday, May 7, 5pm PDT

Rethink Your Ink



How did you do that? Discover brand-new, experimental, and fun techniques to boldly transform how you draw with ordinary ink. Get ready to make exciting new pieces that will blow people away!

Professional illustrator Derek Bacon has been experimenting with ink for decades, creating a unique style of organic, liquified ink-based art. He’s going to open your mind and show you how to use the medium in ways you never imagined!

In this workshop, Derek will guide you through three bold ink techniques to create a simple still life. You’ll capture basic items in unbasic ways — with floating fountain pen ink, liquified ballpoint pens, brushes and pencil into an attention-grabbing piece.

You’ll end the workshop with a striking ink work of art, a fresh new perspective, and the inspiration to experiment further!

What’s Included

  • Live Event: May 8, 9:00am-12:00pm PDT. Demos, live discussion, and Q&A. 3 hours.

  • Advance Demos: Get instant access to supply and prep demos so you’re ready to join live. Videos will appear in your course library immediate after purchase.

  • Lifetime Access: Revisit the recorded workshop and demos for years to come!

    Upgrade To Get Feedback: Share your work and get feedback on your art directly from your instructor. May 9, 2021, 9:00am-10:30am PDT.

  • Catherine Youngren, Coquitlam BC, Canada

    “SBS’s art workshops are some of the very finest you’ll find anywhere!”

    Jim Wright, Thornton, Colorado

    “Workshop instructors are top notch. They’re down to earth and cater to beginners and the more advanced.”

    Shelly Marlott, Illinois

    “The diversity and knowledge that each workshop at Sketchbook Skool offers is truly unique!”


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    Topics included

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    Experimental ink techniques

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    Floating ink on water

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    Liquified ballpoint


    Creating organic textures

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    Adding final details, highlights and shadows

    Instructor Art

    About the Instructor

    Derek Bacon

    Derek is a British artist based in the Netherlands, making work for publications around the world, including 14 years creating cover art for The Economist. In 2014 he went back to basics: experimenting with ink, paint and pencils and furiously filling many sketchbooks. This led to a whole new direction in his illustration work, which now has a strong focus on loose, line-based images, as well as portraiture, and scenes from the Dutch landscape.

    Rethink Your Ink with Derek Bacon
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