Catch a troll by his nose in this art class preview with artist Francesco Simone Savi (@francesco_simone_savi). You’ll learn a wet-on-wet gouache technique to paint the nose and an eye in a mythological creature portrait. He will also discuss the importance of preparing a tonal value drawing before starting any painting.

Check out the line art and tonal value reference here if you want to paint along!

Topics Covered:

  • Painting with gouache as though it is watercolour
  • Preparing a tonal value sketch
  • Using wet-on-wet techniques for facial features
  • Painting with muted, earthy colours for a matte finish

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

In the Mini Workshop art class, Francesco will teach:

  • Painting with of wet-on-wet and wet-on-day with gouache
  • Framing a mythological character portrait
  • Using gouache in thin layers

Etchr Products Mentioned:

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Other Materials:

  • Artist's tape to anchor down a loose sheet of paper
  • Watecolour board or any wood panel to be used to anchor the paper
  • Paper towels to wipe and clean brushes
  • Jar of clean water
  • Ceramic palette to mix colors
  • Hairdryer to fasten the process of drying the paint

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    See you!

    - Etchr Studio Team

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