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Course: Complete Portrait And Figure Painting (step-by-step)

Complete Portrait And Figure Painting (step-by-step)

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

This course covers the basics of figure and portrait painting in oil or acrylic using a step-by-step procedure with the following points covered in detail:

  • Materials using a limited palette for under $100.
  • Complete discussion on brushes, mediums, varnishes, brush cleaners, and painting substrates.
  • Complete discussion on full and limited palettes in terms of color, value, temperature, and intensity.
  • Complete discussion on how to mix any color with a limited palette.
  • Complete discussion on edges, complementary colors, simultaneous contrast, and paint texture.
  • Two complete demonstrations in real time of painting a portrait and figure using a limited palette.
  • How to start a painting on a toned canvas with a brush or using a wipe out technique with only monotones.
  • How to apply first layer of color on a monotone under painting.
  • How to finish a painting with a second layer of paint using glazing and scumbling techniques to obtain three dimensional effects.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn to paint portraits or figures with a limited palette
  • Anyone who wants to learn about color mixing, complementary colors, use of a limited palette or full palette
Basic knowledge
  • No preliminary knowledge necessary
  • Cost of materials is less than $100 for a limited palette
What you will learn
  • At the end of this course students will be able to paint a portrait or figure with a limited palette
  • Students will also learn about color theory, color mixing, complementary colors, simultaneous contrast, and all aspects of starting and finishing a painting
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 22
Total Duration: 02:42:05
INTRODUCTION
  • Summary of Course  

    Introduction summarizing the keys points of course and what will be painted. 

  • Materials and Overview  

     Overview with a detailed discussion of materials needed for course. 

  • Limited Palette and Review of Color Theory  
PAINTING THE PORTRAIT
  • Portrait Painting: Initial drawing with Paint on Toned Canvas  

     Starting a portrait painting on a toned canvas with monotones. 

  • Portrait Painting: Continuation of initial monotone block in  

     Continuation of drawing block in with monotones. 

  • Portrait Painting: Color block in with limited palette  

     Initial color block in over dried monotone drawing of portrait subject. 

  • Portrait Painting: Continuation of initial color block in with limited palette  

     Continuation of initial color block by adding more color values using limited palette. 

  • Portrait Painting: Finalizing the initial color under painting  

    Finalizing the intial color under painting for the portrait done with a limited palette. 

  • Portrait Painting: Continuation of finalizing the color under painting  

    Continuation of finalizing the initial color under painting for the portrait done with a limited palette. 

  • Portrait Painting: Finishing with glazing and scumbling  

     The dried under painting is worked up with glazing and scumbling to add finish to the portrait. 

  • Portrait Painting: Adding details to finalize the portrait  

     Details using a rigger brush are added to the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. 

  • Portrait Painting: Finishing touches  

     Finishing adjustments to values, edges. color, and detail. 

PAINTING THE FIGURE
  • Figure Painting: Initial drawing using a wash-in and paint reduction technique  

     Starting a painting of a reclining nude figure using a wash-in and paint reduction technique. 

  • Figure Painting: Continuation of initial monotone block in  

    Continuation of initial monotone block in using q-tips and brushes to define the reclining figure. 

  • Figure Painting: Initial color block in of the figure  

    A flesh color block in is added to the dried monotone under painting using a limited palette. 

  • Figure Painting: Initial color block in of background and drapery  

     An initial color block in of the background and drapery is added using a limited palette. 

  • Figure Painting: Second color block in of figure  

     Second color bock in on the dried figure painting 

  • Figure Painting: Second color block in of drapery and mixing green  

     Second color block in of the drapery under figure and mixing a bright green for blanket. 

  • Figure Painting: Adjusting values  

     Value adjustment on figure and drapery. 

  • Figure Painting: Adding details  

     Adding details to figure painting with a rigger brush. 

  • Figure Painting: Finalizing  

     After drying completely, the final layers of paint are added for a finish. 

  • Conclusions  

     Painting course summary, varnishing, and brush cleaning. 

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