Sketch & Watercolor Kids Characters Using Photo Inspiration

Stephanie Corfee, Artist + Author

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

      1:29
    • Class Materials

      7:02
    • Choosing A Great Source Photo

      9:21
    • Gesture Drawings

      23:29
    • Simplifying Faces

      31:57
    • Finalizing Your Sketch

      14:22
    • Adding Watercolor

      38:09
    • Wrap Up

      1:16
    • ** Extra Tips: Shading & Coloring Jeans

      1:35

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

54 of 54 students recommendSee All

Excellent class, lots of helpful tips and content.
Great class! Stephanie's instruction is clear as she expresses her thought process as she goes. So much fun to try these techniques and improve my art skills!
Veronica C

Morning Bird

Stephanie did a wonderful job teaching in her class! I love the extra illustration references she left! Thank you!
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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 ; )