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 Videos (50m)
    • Introduction.

    • What do you need?

    • Drawing faces, exercises

    • Draw a face on watercolor paper.

    • Apply gesso.

    • Paint the face with watercolor.

    • Extra inspiration: second face painted.

    • Finishing the painting including collage.

    • Bonus.

    • Good bye!


About This Class

Always wanted to draw a face and feeling insecure about it? I will show you how you can draw and paint a simple and interesting face. It is so much fun to make your own character!

You learn in this mixed media project how to draw a simple face and a hint of a body with a waterproof marker. I teach you how to use gesso for interesting structure. The fun part is to color the face with watercolor. I teach you how to make a skin color. How to use watercolor, which is easy and how you can use colors to give the face character.
And you finish the project by choosing a nice suitable shirt for yourself made character and by adding some features if you want.

Please join the fun!


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Her voice is so soothing and I could watch her paint all day.
Thank you Herma! I really love how you impart that it is ok to be imperfect! Sometimes I get so fearful of messing up that it prevents me from painting. Also great to see how you fixed your mishaps. I'll go try to do my face now :)
Watching this class I immediately felt like drawing and painting a lot of faces! Very inspirational





Herma Starreveld

Artist, illustrator and teacher

I love drawing and painting with the joy and happiness of a child . No perfection, just enjoying shapes and colors and especially faces. I love faces! I love people and I love their stories. I devour biographies. I'm also a therapist and very interested in the lives of people. I love to use symbols in my work.

Here you can see some examples of my work:

I illustrated a book which is not published yet with 26 Haiku's.

And a book which is also not pu...

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