Paint portraits by finding the shape of lights and shadows. In this Live Demo, Art Educator Claudia Selene (@claudiaseleneart) will demonstrate this deceptively simple approach to portraiture. Watch how only two colours become recognizable faces.

Check out the reference image here if you want to paint along!

Topics Covered:

  • How using non traditional portrait colours can encourage you to take risks in your painting;
  • Using plumb lines to measure out proportions, and why plumb lines are better than a ruler;
  • Wet on wet portrait techniques;
  • Why drawing out the shapes of lights and shadows is more efficient than drawing details for watercolour portraits.

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      • MRS SHARON J HARDING said:

        Really enjoyed watching and learning how to create this technique. So much to experiment with. Drawing using a plumb line and seeing shadows and shapes will be so helpful in other mediums. Can’t wait to play, signed up to all her workshops. Thank you Claudia, Thank you Etchr such a good learning platform.

        August 31, 2021

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