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Creative Portraits in Watercolor : Learn to Paint Faces and Characters with Beginner-Friendly Lessons - Explore Watercolor, Ink, Gouache, and More - Ana Santos

Creative Portraits in Watercolor

Learn to Paint Faces and Characters with Beginner-Friendly Lessons - Explore Watercolor, Ink, Gouache, and More

By: Ana Santos

Paperback | 17 October 2023

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Learn to create gorgeous portraits in watercolor using easy techniques.

Written and illustrated by Ana Santos, an artist and illustrator and a popular online instructor, Creative Portraits in Watercolor presents simple step-by-step demonstrations and beginner-level exercises to create expressive, imaginative portraits. You'll learn about:

  • Essential Materials. Types of watercolor paint, papers, brushes, and other supplies.
  • Color. Its essential characteristics, plus the color wheel, harmonies, contrasts, and creating palettes.
  • How to Work with Watercolor. Fundamental methods, brushstrokes, transparencies, gradients, and techniques for creating areas of light.
  • Proportions of the Face. Basic proportions and feature positions for front, profile, and three-quarter views, plus creating imaginary faces and transferring reference images.
  • Creative Portraits. Discover 45 fun exercises and inspiring examples that explore painting portraits using key color wheel palettes, mixed media combinations, and thought-provoking techniques.

With Creative Portraits in Watercolor, you'll learn to achieve stunning results with a wide variety of simple techniques.

About the Author

Ana Santos graduated from the University of Salamanca with a degree in Fine Arts, specializing in drawing and graphic design. In addition to her work as an illustrator and designer for a variety of clients, she teaches drawing and painting classes in person as well as on the online teaching platform Domestika. Ana lives in Salamanca, Spain.

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