Learn how to paint a realistic face in watercolor with this easy, step-by-step method. Discover the joy of painting a friend or family member in watercolor through Carrie Stuart Parks'
gentle tips and instructions. One-on-one instruction will be provided through Blackboard and e-mail correspondence with the instructor.
COURSE BEGINS: August 14, 2012
COURSE MATERIALS (included with tuition):TUITION:
$149.99 ($135.00 for VIP
Carrie Stuart Parks (Bio
What You Will Learn in This Watercolor Tutorial:
Who Should Take This Online Watercolor Course:
- Selecting the best image to paint
- Transferring your image to watercolor paper
- Skin tones and values
- Underpaintings and stopping points
- How much detail
- Mastering hair
Art Supplies You'll Need:
- Anyone interested in painting faces and portraits from photographs
- M. Graham or Holbein are preferred
- Quinacridone Red
- Nickel Quinacridone
- Quinacridone Rust
- Quinacridone Gold
- Aureolin Yellow
- Ultramarine blue
- Burnt Sienna
- Permanent Rose
- Depending on your choice of images, you may be using different colors
Kolinsky Sable or Sable blends in Rounds Size #4, #8, 1” flat
Session 1: Pre-Instructional, Choosing Your Subject, Transferring the Image to Paper, Skin Tones, and Setting up Your Palette
- 1 1/2” Wash brush
- Fritch scrubber (Cheap Joe’s)
- 140 lb. Arches, cold-pressed, 30x22” watercolor sheets
- Butcher tray for palette (large size)
- Wide mouth plastic bowl
- Viva paper towels
- Drafting tape
- HB pencils
- Kneaded eraser
- Pebeo masking fluid and cheap brushes to apply it.
- Ruling pen
- Gator Board
- Collection of personal photographs
- Hair dryer
- Most of these supplies are available online in Cheap Joe's catalog
- Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor, pages 6-17, 26-31, 34-37
- Instructor Notes under Session 1 on Blackboard
Submit pre-instructional, your reference photo, drawing on the watercolor paper, and color swatch of skin tones.
Session 2: Let’s Practice and Develop a Plan
- Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor, pages 18-25
- Instructor Notes under Session 2 on Blackboard
Draw a line drawing of your project. Mark out where you’ll put Pebeo, stopping points, underpainting color, types of edges (sharp or glowing.) If you choose, you can work out a value study.
Session 3: Underpainting and First Layers
- Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor, pages 38-69
- Read Instructor notes and assignment under Session 3 on Blackboard
- Drawing and Paintings Secrets (DVD)
Submit a photograph of your work.
Session 4: Finish
Continue to layer until you’ve reached the correct value. As you apply the pigment, if you find one layer is too red, tone it down in the next layer. Stay away from blues on the face unless you’re painting the male adult face as blue may appear as a five o’clock shadow on some people. Paint the hair (if long) with your board tipped so the pigment is moving. Have fun with this!
Submit your finished painting