Watercolor Portraits: Combining Realism and the Abstract

Melissa Lee, allow yourself to fail before you succeed

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12 Lessons (34m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:46
    • 2. Gathering Materials

      3:50
    • 3. Setting Up Your Workspace

      0:39
    • 4. Using References

      4:10
    • 5. Stretching Your Paper

      1:09
    • 6. Watercolor Techniques: Flat and Graded Washes

      3:12
    • 7. Watercolor Techniques: Crisp Edges, Lifting, and Paper Types

      2:03
    • 8. Watercolor Techniques: Texturing with Salt, Plastic Wrap, and Rubbing Alcohol

      1:20
    • 9. Sketching Your Portrait

      1:07
    • 10. Painting The Face

      9:35
    • 11. Painting the Abstract Elements

      4:23
    • 12. Final Thoughts

      0:47
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Project Description

Create a Colorful Watercolor Portrait

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to sketch and paint a watercolor portrait, using the tips and techniques you learned in the videos.

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DELIVERABLE

A completed project should include both your pencil sketch and completed painting. And of course, feel free to post as many process photos as you'd like!

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