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Maybe it’s the way someone’s face catches the sunlight, a mysterious expression, the smiling eyes of someone you love. Whatever the inspiration, there is something about people that calls you to paint them. Follow along as Michael Holter shares his secrets for capturing a likeness in watercolor.
You may have heard it’s too difficult to create a likeness in watercolor, but Michael breaks it down into seven simple steps — from how to start with a good composition, using warms and cools for a painting that sparkles, plus numerous tips that bring it all together, including:
- How to paint portraits with a step-by-step process
- How to sculpt the face through color and value
- How to glaze
- How to add sparkle to your painting with warm and cool colors
- How to create loose, painterly paintings
- How to use values to create a stronger painting
- A no-fail way to transfer your photo to your paper
- Useful tips on composition
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