Watercolor Portraits and Figures > Go behind the scenes and learn the inspiration and techniques for portraits with Michael Holter, Mario Robinson, and more, including tips on painting flesh tones with watercolor.
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7 Steps to Watercolor Portraits With Michael Holter
People are complicated, but painting them doesn’t have to be. With these seven simple steps, you’ll discover the secrets to capturing a likeness in watercolor.
The Story Behind the Painting: “Carol”
Irena Roman challenges stereotypical views of aging in her current series of portraits.
Story Behind the Painting: “Within/Without”
Joanna Barnum demonstrates how she used masking fluid to create textural elements in a unique self-portrait.
One Step, Two Step, Watercolor
Brazilian artist Eudes Correia describes his use of watercolor as a dance. Find out how he stays in harmony with the medium.
Portraits in Watercolor
Michael Holter shares his seven steps to bringing portraits to life.
Painting Flesh Tones With Watercolor
Jeff Mathison shares his secrets to mixing skin tones and connecting the figure with the background.
Working From a Live Model
Working from life challenges the sensibilities of the artist. With experience, Mario Robinson has learned how to make the most of this (typically limited) time.
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