Watercolor Class Preview:
- How to practice sketching a real-looking headshot using accurate measurements.
- How to sketch the portrait of a person who is distorted and leaning.
- How to mix together earthy and natural colors to achieve skin tone for both light and shadows.
- How to use “layering” technique to paint human hair.
- Using different brushes to paint specific parts of the head including eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth.
- Achieve color balance so your portrait looks real.
Paints On The Palette (Various Brands)
- Lemon Yellow
- Bright Orange
- Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Cadmium Red Light
- Deep Purple
- Deep deep Purple (Mineral Violet)
- Olive Green
- Chromium of Oxide
- Cobalt Green
- Leaf Green
- Cerulean Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Neutral Tint
- Ivory Black
- Burnt Umber
- Burnt Sienna
- Yellow Ochre
- Quinacridone Gold
- White paint (in a tube)
- 140-pound Fabriano Rough Watercolor Paper
- Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Signature Series Round Brush (20)
- Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Signature Series Round Brush (12)
- Escoda Joseph Zbukvic Signature Series Round Brush (8)
- Neef Rigger Brush (6)
- Neef Rigger Brush (8)
- Neef Rigger Brush (10)
- 1/4″ Plywood (manufactured wood with no chemicals)
- Graph Gear 1000 Mechanical pencil with 0.7 lead for sketching and tracing
- Container of clean water
- Auxiliary tray for mixing additional colors
- A towel or rag to rest brushes on
- Tissue or paper towel
- Artists’ tape
Reference Photo (Click to Enlarge)
Portrait Face Sketch (Click To Enlarge)
Initial Sketch (Click to Enlarge)