Draw a simple face and let it come alive with watercolor and gesso. A mixed media lesson. | Herma Starreveld | Skillshare

Draw a simple face and let it come alive with watercolor and gesso. A mixed media lesson.

Herma Starreveld, Artist, illustrator and teacher

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10 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Introduction.

      1:05
    • 2. What do you need?

      1:43
    • 3. Drawing faces, exercises

      4:07
    • 4. Draw a face on watercolor paper.

      3:22
    • 5. Apply gesso.

      2:47
    • 6. Paint the face with watercolor.

      27:22
    • 7. Extra inspiration: second face painted.

      0:39
    • 8. Finishing the painting including collage.

      7:52
    • 9. Bonus.

      0:55
    • 10. Good bye!

      0:20

Project Description

At the end of the lesson you made a simple face with character painted on watercolor paper. Ready to hang on your wall or to give away to a very special friend!

You need:

  • Watercolor paper and sketch paper. (a simple sketchbook will do)
  • A waterproof black thin marker. 
  • Watercolor (tube's or boxes).
  • A round brush with a thin top. Nr 6, 8 or 10
  • White gesso.
  • Some printed paper.
  • A piece of tracing paper.
  • Glue. (gel medium matt or a glue stick).
  • White marker or pencil.

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