Complete Portrait And Figure Painting (step-by-step)

Features Includes:
  • Self-paced with Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App

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  • 9 Students Enrolled


This course covers the basics of figure and portrait painting in oil or acrylic using a step-by-step procedure with the following points covered in detail:

  • Materials using a limited palette for under $100.
  • Complete discussion on brushes, mediums, varnishes, brush cleaners, and painting substrates.
  • Complete discussion on full and limited palettes in terms of color, value, temperature, and intensity.
  • Complete discussion on how to mix any color with a limited palette.
  • Complete discussion on edges, complementary colors, simultaneous contrast, and paint texture.
  • Two complete demonstrations in real time of painting a portrait and figure using a limited palette.
  • How to start a painting on a toned canvas with a brush or using a wipe out technique with only monotones.
  • How to apply first layer of color on a monotone under painting.
  • How to finish a painting with a second layer of paint using glazing and scumbling techniques to obtain three dimensional effects.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to learn to paint portraits or figures with a limited palette
  • Anyone who wants to learn about color mixing, complementary colors, use of a limited palette or full palette

Basic knowledge
  • No preliminary knowledge necessary
  • Cost of materials is less than $100 for a limited palette

What will you learn
  • At the end of this course students will be able to paint a portrait or figure with a limited palette
  • Students will also learn about color theory, color mixing, complementary colors, simultaneous contrast, and all aspects of starting and finishing a painting
Course Curriculum
No of Lectures: 22 Total Duration: 02:42:05
Elaine Greenwood – May 07, 2020

Really informative and easy to follow. I learned a lot. Thank you.