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Sketch & Watercolor Kids Characters Using Photo Inspiration

Stephanie Corfee, Artist + Author

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9 Videos (2h 9m)
    • Teacher Introduction + About This Class

    • Class Materials

    • Choosing A Great Source Photo

    • Gesture Drawings

    • Simplifying Faces

    • Finalizing Your Sketch

    • Adding Watercolor

    • Wrap Up

    • ** Extra Tips: Shading & Coloring Jeans

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About This Class

In this class i  will teach the basics of sketching "characters", or simplified portraits of kids using photos as inspiration for pose, style and expression.

Beginners & Intermediate artists will learn a lot but may need lots of practice. Experienced artists may pick up a few bits, or at the very least see how another artist works : )

Lessons will include tips on:

- choosing a good source photo for inspiration

- making super-quick gesture drawings to establish the basic form and structure of your figure

- simplifying facial features to stylize the face

- cleaning up your gesture drawing to make a finalized sketch

- adding loose watercolor to your illustration,  and even splashes & spatter to create a bit of life and flair

71 of 72 students recommendSee All

Love love loved it Just what I have been lookeing for. Great teacher one that I will definitely be following But where is the pdf with the cheat sheet?I was really looking forward to that. I need the help it would provide Now I’m sad
This is a great class. There was so much helpful information about watercolor painting, and so many fantastic tips on how to think about drawing as well.
A really nice fun class thank you.





Stephanie Corfee

Artist + Author

i am a professional artist.

i sketch, watercolor and paint in acrylics, all with bright colors and whimsical subject matter.

i write art instructional books and make coloring books.

i license my work for products and especially love designing for kids.

i am a wife and mom who is hopelessly outnumbered by boys up in here ; )

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