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Easy Watercolor Painting For Beginners 2

Sharon Mapuvire, Anything Is Possible

Easy Watercolor Painting For Beginners 2

Sharon Mapuvire, Anything Is Possible

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7 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Lips

    • 3. Teeth

    • 4. Eyes

    • 5. Nose

    • 6. Hair

    • 7. End

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About This Class

Welcome to Easy Watercolor Painting For Beginners 2, the second class in a series of watercolor portrait painting. Learn how to paint portraits in an easy way broken down and simplified for you step-by-step. We are going to paint a simple portrait using easy to follow techniques that will you help paint the features of the face. 

What You Will Learn:

*How to use the technique of layering to build and create realistic shapes

*The correct way to blend 

*Different brush strokes needed to achieve and paint different features of the face

*How to create a beautiful portrait using minimal detailing

What You Will Need

1. A watercolor set, tubes or cakes

2. Three brushes of sizes small, medium and large

3. A pencil and eraser

4. Watercolor paper.

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Sharon Mapuvire

Anything Is Possible


Hello everyone, my name is Sharon Mapuvire and I'm a freelance fashion designer based in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Skillshare team invited me to be a part of the teaching community and I felt it would be a great platform to share my skills and talent because I have developed easy ways of painting and drawing portraits. Making it possible for anyone to start painting portraits today. 

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1. Intro: Thank you. Hello. Welcome to easy watercolor painting for beginners. This is the second class in a Siri's teaches you easy techniques to help you paint beautiful watercolor portrait. It's if you've ever wanted to paint portraits and water colors, but you found it a bit daunting. A difficult in this class can help. I simplify in a break it down for you. Step by step, making it easier for you to paint on. Bring to life these beautiful facial features from the lips, nose, eyes, everything. We're gonna do it together. Step by step. All you're going to need is a watercolor. Sets tubes, cakes, works just fine. Three brushes running from small to large, a pencil, Raisa. And what a color paper. Let's get started. 2. Lips: I am going to be using pentathol what a colored tubes you can use, which ever brand you prefer Winsor and Newton, whichever one works for you and cakes also worked great, and my three brushes small, medium and large. I've been a razor and a mechanical pencil because you don't have to keep shopping it to just stays sharp. That's why I use it. So it started out by drawing a rough outline off the face. If you want to draw the same faces, me, I have attached the image below. And to make things much easier for you, I would advise you to trace the picture because we're mostly focusing on watercolor painting and not necessarily drawing. So now I'm just going to fill in the details so that the lines are much more to find. And as I fill in the details, I'm also going to be drawing markings off where I'm gonna place my shadow. So I'm going to be got my colors. And when they use reds for the lips yellow and white, I want my lips to have a peachy tones to them. I want them to be more PCI rather than read and bees of the swatches off the color is going to be using, says more for PCI red. And how I achieve that is by mixing the red with yellow, but making sure that is more red to the yellow so it doesn't become orange, and then I'll have a dark red and just ah, Rose peach And I would suggest you have about six. Tone's not more than six tones for your lips is the swatches I'm gonna be using. And for the lips, I'm going to say the colors that you want to use if you want us to be more red than golfer IDs He wanted to be more purple. Go for the lips is the only place I feel that you could just go free. So we start by adding a little bit of paint on the top lip just a little bit, and then we blend with water. We start off with a little bit because it is much easier to control and to build, and what we're gonna be doing is we're gonna be building. You're going to start with the light layer on the bottom for the top lip. You apply the paint from the bottom movie up for the bottom lip. You applied the paint from the top and the bottom moving to the center. So keep that in mind for the top lip. It's the bottom. When you build up, he just like brush going up to the top. The bottom lip. You adds the paint on the top of the bottom lip and on the bottom of the bottom lip. And then when you blend, you brush and you move the paint to the center. You leave the center clear. This makes it look a bit more realistic, and then we blend, moving up, moving into the sensor off the lip, and this is what you try and achieve. This is the first layer off first phase off painting the lip, and now we're gonna add a bit more detail. You're going to select your darkest color in your chosen color palette, free lips, and you're gonna adds that on the bottom, off the top lip in the corner. You also add that to the top off your bottom lip. That is usually the darkest areas off your lips are. Repeat that again. The darkest area is the bottom of the top lip and the top off the bottom lip because what you want to place your darkest shade and I go back in and I blend with a little bit of water. 3. Teeth: Now we're gonna add detail in the inside off our mouth, I am painting the corners with black, the black paint to show the depth off the mouth to show that you know, we're going inside the mouth. And then as I move into the teeth, I add a lot of water to my black to make it much more what? You re much more like a tinted whites or very light gray. And I'm just gonna tab and keeping it very award tree. And I am going to place most of the paint below the top lip. Andi, just above the top of the bottom lip. Yeah, so with the teeth, you don't want to paint them completely white. Because if you look at our teeth, they're not completely white. Be have a bit of shadow on the sides and on the top. And that's what you're gonna place a very, very watered down black paint. So be careful not to add too much of the black to the teeth. You want to keep it pretty realistic right now I'm just adding a bit more off the dock red to redefine my lips, say can clearly see where the lips starts, and it also creates a little bit of depth between the teeth and the lips. And I was gonna blend that out very softly, and here I'm just finishing up the teeth by adding the shadow with the bottom. I'm just stabbing and I'm keeping the center the teeth pretty clear or white and keep referring to your image when you're painting so you don't get lost. 4. Eyes: now we're gonna do the eyes and I'm going to be painting green eyes And this is the green I'm gonna be using Small, likely more To the dark side says the green right here again. Use whatever color you want You can do blue, you can t browed And I'm just gonna fill in the eyes. Just a reminder. I have a class that teaches you how to draw eyes on bringing that out because I was a very particular features. And it does help if you know how to draw them first before you paint them. And since this class is just focusing on painting, I'm just gonna say, for people who aren't so comfortable drawing eyes, just check up this class. It's totally dedicated to drawing eyes and I'm gonna fill in my eye and how and I is set up , you have a ring around the edge, and then you have the center, which will be black. And this is for the skin color that I'm gonna be using a nude toned skin tone color and I'm gonna start a playing bats on the corner off my I. And along the way, as you're painting definitely starts to dab with your razor dab or raise very softly. Sam's gonna place the paint in the corners and doing it like this so that afterwards I'm gonna go back and place my brush and water, and then I just plant out to those areas. It helps me again to have control off my overall picture. Rather than painting the whole area with paints. Just add a just paint inserts in spots and then have blended out. So this is the base, and then you go back when you add a little bit of more paints and you'll be able to achieve effect that you want some starting off, keeping it very war treat and blending out those areas and above the I in the corner. So just look at the eye. Weighty, have the most shadow and then you just place your paint there and for the eyes. I'm not going to put a lot of paint, really, and I'm just gonna line the lashes with the black. So over here will be very careful. Just use the smallest brush that you have. And now, for the eyebrows again used the smallest brush very careful and start to paint these wispy strokes, like little hairs, See, use quite a lot of pain so that the lines are pretty distinct. We don't want them. Blair, you you want to start off with some distinct strokes of paint and then you go in and you blend in between the little hairs with your brush with that has bean dipped in water. He just blend in between. 5. Nose: for the nose. I am using the same nude color skin tone color that I used for the eyes. But I'm gonna add a little bit of dog brown to it to make IDs Docker. And I'm gonna place the paint on the side and then the bottom and for the knows, I'm gonna keep it very minimal. This is just to make it easier for everyone to be able to do this. We're not gonna add a lot of detail with just gonna put paint on the site of the nostril on the bottom. And if you can look on the top there just to defying the nose, a little bits and it just blended out, I'm not going to do a lot. Because the nose can be, I think is probably the trickiest feature on the face because every nose is different with eyes. All eyes are pretty similar. All it's a pretty similar, but the nose is where it's just different for every single face. Just when I keep it very simple and easy to do, So you just gonna place your paint at the bottom up your nose and on the sides it just likely defied the top, and then we have shadow right in the bottom. I go back in and I add more off the paint. Doc Brown, take your time and be easy about it. And then I'm gonna place my shadow right in the bottom with dark brown and then with the nostril is the opening off the nose and blend it out and I want to play some of that duck, Brown writes below the lips. So the thing to remember when painting with watercolors is be very smart or careful about how you use your water. You want to use too much water because then the detail get lost and you want to use too little water because then you will lose that watercolor effect that we are aiming for. That's, of course, comes with experience, but just pay attention to the amount of water that you're using. 6. Hair: Now you're going to finish up the face. We're gonna do the side of the face, and I'm going to just supply a little bit of Doc Brown on the side. And I'm gonna blend that out with a lot of water on it to be very war tree, not very detailed. And when he's the same dog brown on my year and I place most of the paint where this most of the shadow, which is inside and on the edge around here, just below. So try to keep your ear pretty watery. Don't add too much of the paint and then just blends around the middle off the ear. Then I'm gonna add some pains around the chin and on the neck. Very likely. Like I am not even going to add a lot of paint around here. Not gonna add a lot of detail. Just keep it watery. And then I'm gonna lined the shore all the way down here with my Doc Brown. And over here I'm using my large brush because I'm painting quite a large area on a blend right below. And this is the color I'm gonna be using for the hair wanted to be a redhead, so it's a little bit rmg Brown and I started by just adding stroke. X burst strokes, very generous ones. Teoh the hair and I'm gonna end up blending those strokes out. Sam, when it starts to blend and add water slowly in between, be very generous with your mantra. Ford. So with the hair and again, use your large brush for this that make it easier because we painting using sweeping strokes. Sweeping brushstrokes is what you are using when you're painting ba hair. If you wanted to do it much more defined, she could and you would use your smallest brush and you would paint these fine lines just all across, but we're just going to keep it easy and simplified. 7. End: Now we are going to erase all of the pencil markings. We're almost done. Almost. And I was gonna add more detail to the I. The reason why I'm doing it now at the end is because I just wanted to see how the overall picture would look so that I would have an idea of doing at a lot of detail a little detail . Tsunami is gonna go back in and just add more shadow, more paint to the corners off the I sort of like retouching the eyes. I'm gonna adds a little earring on the ear. And very thankfully, I was gonna add a little bit of gray and white, not adding too much detail at all and then just redefining the side. Just read touching the picture, making sure everything looks how we wanted to look. Now I'm gonna add the lashes. I wants to make the lashes look very wispy. Some added a lashes using my mechanical pencil have added much more lashes around the eyes . But this is the final results. Thank you for taking part in the class. I hope you'll feel challenged to do your own. What a color portrait you do definitely uploaded and shared with the rest of the class. Love to see how it turned out for you. If you enjoy the class, definitely check out the 1st 1 in the series. It's a little bit different because I use much docker boulder, stronger colors. So if you want something that's different than a variation in your techniques, check out the first class. Thank you so much, guys, and take care.