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:

  • 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