Ian King is one of the most in demand watercolour tutors in the country and this DVD shows you why. Ian has a wonderful ability to capture a scene with clarity and simplicity which he puts to good use painting in the beautiful fenland Cathedral City of Ely in Cambridgeshire. In this film Ian demonstrates how to capture a stunning town and riverscapes in pen and wash with all variations including the use of water-soluble pencils and water-soluble pens.
For the last of his six demonstrations Ian produces a stunning picture of an Ely backstreet using nothing more than a stick, a bottle of Indian ink and a few loose watercolour washes.
Duration: 98 mins
Bonus Features: 16 mins
Format: English, PAL DVD
This is an outstanding video. Ian goes briefly over the different materials, with particular emphasis on water soluble pens and water soluble pencils, then goes through the use of each of these in a series of quick and amusing sequences around the city and rivers of Ely.
Line and wash is a medium growing in popularity and this video is for me by far the best and most helpful on the market. His explanations are clear and brief, and the results achieve what I think many of us are looking for: a way of getting down loose and vivid pictures of wherever we live. Dick Brown (Wantage, Oxon) on 3 May 2009
My first encounter with an Ian King video and very impressed. The video content covers far more ground than I would have expected in one video and Ian presents his various techniques in a lively and interesting manner. I learnt a lot!
Only problem is that Ian used a water-soluble marker pen in one demo and I've been trying to track one down on the internet and in Art shops since then. You ought to add this item to the Ken Bromley product range! Roger Phipps (Ivybridge, United Kingdom) on 21 Mar 2012