Watercolor for beginners: Vintage Portrait with a Twist!

Watercolor for beginners: Vintage Portrait with a Twist! - student project

Vintage is a really hot topic in the interior design industry. More and more artists are using old-school portraits and are altering them, to create a super modern look.

In under one hour, you’ll have not only one, but two of your own quirky artworks, ready to be framed. You will learn how to use watercolor in combination with acrylics and charcoal, even if you have never done it before.

In this class you’ll learn: 

  • How to use a photograph as a reference
  • How to sketch with a pencil a first draft of the portrait
  • How to use layers in watercolor painting 
  • How to add details for contrast and depth
  • How to create a paper that looks super old, by using tea!
  • How to achieve a very trendy vintage look with different textures, by using various media (watercolor, acrylics, charcoal)

This is a very easy-going and relaxing follow-along tutorial. Almost like doing yoga! You’ll be creating your own trendy home décor in no time.

Even if you’re new to drawing or painting, you’ll find these simple and effective techniques easy to use and you will feel confident in your artistic voice!