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Watercolour Portrait Painting

Janelle Nichol, Self taught artist

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9 Lessons (1h 30m)
    • 1. Intro and Materials

    • 2. 1st Layer Of Shadows

    • 3. Adding More Colour

    • 4. Painting Dramatic Coloring

    • 5. Painting Cheeks And Mouth

    • 6. Final Layer On Eyes

    • 7. Painting Final Layer On Mouth

    • 8. Detailing The Nose And Finishing The Face

    • 9. Painting The Hair


About This Class


This is the follow up class to "Watercolour Portrait Sketch". If you haven't enrolled in that class, I encourage you to start there and then come back to this one. In this class I will take you through my process of how I achieve a vivid watercolour portrait using a subtle painting method. In watercolour it is very important to "babysit" all your "puddles of colours" to make sure they aren't too strong or too pale. I will show you how to use subtlety in your painting to achieve highlights and shadows on the face in a realistic yet dramatic style.  





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Janelle Nichol

Self taught artist

Hi, my name is Janelle Nichol and I am an artist from Canada.

Some of my favorite things to create on my pieces are playful and sweet children and strong, confident, and sometimes whimsical poses of women. I particularly enjoy creating calming and dreamy backgrounds mixed with abstract elements. My art has been described as abstract folk-art and I enjoy working with various mediums to create unique works that are inspirational and sustainable.

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