Classic Tutorial: The Fully-Clothed Standing Human Figure: Teddy Roosevelt

Are you interested in learning how to paint human figures in watercolor? Steve Curl's tutorial video will guide you through the process of painting a figure using an image of uniformed Teddy Roosevelt as the subject. Steve uses 140-pound cold press watercolor paper from Arches. He is also a fan of sketching with a simple mechanical pencil. He emphasizes the importance of having good subject matter to work from, either by hiring a model or finding an interesting photograph with strong light and shadows. Steve will take you step-by-step through the process of creating a framework and sketching out the figure before starting to paint. By the end of this video, you'll have the skills and confidence to paint beautiful figures in watercolor. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a seasoned pro!
Watercolor Class Preview: How to imagine colors from a black-and-white reference photo How to sketch a standing human figure How to accurately draw a full body figure to proportion, horizontally and vertically How to mix accurate skin tones for a face Mixing different paints to get different colors for a uniform, gloves, collar, boots, and hat Techniques for painting the folds of clothing How to paint a backdrop using the wet-in-wet technique Paints On The Palette (Holbein Artists’ Watercolors) Opera Permanent Alizarin Crimson Permanent Violet Mineral Violet Cobalt Blue Cerulean Blue Peacock Blue Manganese Blue Nova Ultramarine Deep Prussian Blue Hooker’s Green Cadmium Green Deep Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber Indigo Payne’s Grey Watercolor Paper: Arches 140-pound coldpress watercolor paper Brushes: Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 8) Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 12) Sky Wash Brush Miscellaneous: Mechanical pencil with 0.5 lead for sketching and tracing Cup of water A towel or rag to rest brushes on Tissue or paper towel   Reference Photo       Initial Sketch         Final Painting         What does yours look like? Send it to us via a message on our Facebook page so we can admire...

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Steve Curl
Steve Curl


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