VIRTUAL: Illustration with Pen and Marker: Endangered Species

Sarah will guide participants through three stages in  order to create a fully realized and proportionate rendering of the endangered Henslow Sparrow. The class will start with methods for creating and ensuring the outline of the drawing  is proportionate. In part two, Sarah will cover hatching and cross hatching using the Micron 005  pen, and how to use these techniques to create value and texture in your drawing. Finally,  using markers and color layering techniques, the sparrow will be fully brought to life. Sarah has  created helpful worksheets to accompany participants at every stage of this workshop, making  it accessible to all skill levels. By the end of this course you will have work you can be proud  of, have experience with various pen techniques, color layering with markers and be equipped  to draw proportionately

Sarah’s three virtual classes have been built together so that  if you take more than one, many of the supplies and specific marker colors will overlap with one  another and will not require a large re-purchase of markers. 

Recommended Supply List

  • Pencil, Eraser + Scratch Paper 
  • Micron 005 Pen  
  • Drawing Paper (Recommended: Bristol Smooth Surface 9×12 Drawing Paper ($10) or Legion  Stonehenge White Paper 9×12 or 5×7 $10+) 
  • Markers: Copic Markers**  
    • Macadamia Nut YR30 
    • Sand White E42 
    • Cool Gray No. 1 C1 
    • Pale Gray Blue B60 OR Dull Lavender BV20 
    • Buttercup Yellow Y21  
    • Sand E33 or Hazelnut E23 
    • Warm Gray No 8 W8  
    • Pink Flamingo E01 or Pale Pink RV 10  

** If you choose a different marker brand you want a VERY pale yellow or ivory color, a very  light tan, the lightest gray you can find, a very light purple blue color and a soft yellow, a dark  gray bordering on black or a very dark brown and a very very light peach or pink. 

A note on the markers: you can purchase much cheaper marker sets that have a much  broader range on amazon etc. These are great if you are just getting your feet wet, just be  certain that if you do this you are getting sets with a broad range of light mid and dark tones in  each color. Also be sure to pair it with hardy paper. Cheaper sets tend to ruin papers more  easily when blending many colors together. 

Registration Notes

This class must meet minimum enrollment by February 8 at 4:00 PM. Please register before this date to ensure your spot.

This class is completely virtual and a strong internet connection is required. A link to join the class will be sent to those who register.


  • February 22, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This event will take place completely over zoom and a strong internet connection is required. Instructions to join the virtual studio will be sent to those who register.