Painting the Figure in Watercolor

In this workshop, explore the process of painting the figure in watercolor and other water-based mediums. Learn from demonstrations on color mixing, application techniques, and examples of figure studies in watercolor – we will also have ample time to experiment. An overview of anatomy will help you consider the figure holistically, and render more lifelike portraits.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Understand basic anatomy

  • Experiment with watercolors

  • Paint from observation

  • Learn thumbnail drawings

Required supplies:

  • Watercolor set *

  • Drawing pencil set *

  • Watercolor pencil set or Caran d’Ache

  • Crayons

  • Watercolor tape

  • Watercolor paper pad *

  • Drawing pad or newsprint *

  • Erasers *

  • Plastic palette, for mixing water and plastic cups or containers for water *

  • Ruler *

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10% discount on art supply purchases.