In this art class free preview, learn to paint expressive portraits with watercolour. Join us as artist Fiona di Pinto (@drawingsinadrawer) shares her portrait painting techniques, including under-painting, layering, and unexpected colours.

Topics Covered:

  • Building layers in order to create depth;
  • Adding splatters for a fun aesthetic background;
  • Adding botanicals for a unique composition.

Enrol in Fiona's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)

In the Mini Workshop art class, Fiona will teach:

  • Creating intensity with under-painting
  • Bringing skin to life with transparent layers
  • Conveying emotion and feeling in a watercolour portrait
  • Incorporating puddles and splatters for expressive freedom

Etchr Products mentioned:

Mini Palette: 19 Wells
Watercolour 24 Half Pan Set
Watercolour Brushes: Set of 10
The Perfect Sketchbook

Other materials:

  • Silver Brush: Black Velvet Round #2
  • Silver Brush: Black Velvet Round Size 8
  • Escoda Rigger Brush in #2
  • St. Petersburg White Nights Watercolour Paints (Suggested colours: Green Earth, Green, Raw Sienna, Madder lake Red (Light), Indigo, Ultramarine Blue, Sepia, Umber)
  • Sennelier Watercolour (Blue Violet)
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolour (Rose Doré)
  • Water
  • Kitchen paper
  • Water spray bottle
  • Heat tool or hair dryer
  • White gel pen Uniball Signo

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See you!

- Etchr Studio Team


  • Bonny Parsons said:

    I cannot locate where to enroll?

    August 21, 2021

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