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Watercolor Portraits: Capture a Model's Personality

A course by Michele Bajona , Contemporary Figurative Artist

Contemporary Figurative Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined July 2020

Discover the world of watercolors by learning to paint striking and realistic portraits with a live model

Best seller
99% positive reviews (305)
7501 students
Audio: English
English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Discover the world of watercolors by learning to paint striking and realistic portraits with a live model

There is something idyllic about the way watercolors playfully permeate the white space. Michele Bajona, a contemporary figurative artist and master in his trade, beautifully portrays the essence of his subjects through his captivating work with watercolor.

Michele teaches all there is to know about the basics of color theory and watercolor techniques. He goes in-depth about brush strokes, composition, and structure. However, there is also a spiritual component to the process, which captures the energy of the model and transmits it through his artwork. He concludes the course with the final project of painting a real sitter.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 25 downloads

Materials
7 minutes, 12 seconds
Anatomy and Proportions 1
11 minutes, 34 seconds
Anatomy and Proportions 2
18 minutes, 6 seconds
Introducing Color
12 minutes, 38 seconds
Anatomy: The Eye 1
10 minutes, 34 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (305)
  • 7501 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 12m)
  • 25 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Capture the essence of your subject by painting a real sitter in a three-hour live session.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

For lovers of art and painting. It’s great for absolute beginners, but also for experienced painters who want to improve on watercolor techniques or painting real sitters.

Requirements and materials

Some drawing experience is helpful although not crucial. No prior knowledge of watercolors is necessary.

For this course, you’ll need watercolor paper, a variety of watercolor brushes (round tip, one fine, one medium, one big, and a flat synthetic brush for corrections), and, of course, watercolors. You’ll also need a plastic palette with spaces to mix tones, containers for water, blue tape or a clip to attach to a rigid support, and last but not least, paper towels.


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7501 Students
305 Reviews
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Michele Bajona

A course by Michele Bajona

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Contemporary Figurative Artist

Michele Bajona is an architect-turned-painter whose artwork has been exhibited throughout America and Europe. He attended the Art Student League in New York City, and is a member of Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc in Barcelona. He currently resides in Mexico City, where he continues to paint and teaches art. He has given masterclasses at Museums and cultural Institutions.

In addition to solo and collective exhibitions across the globe, he won the first prize for best video documentary at the 54th Venice Art Biennial, Padiglione Italia.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparations and Basic Concepts

    • Materials
    • Lights and Shadows, Tonal Values.
    • Anatomy and Proportions 1
    • Anatomy and Proportions 2
  • U3

    Discovering and Applying Color

    • Introducing Color
    • Anatomy: The Eye 1
    • Anatomy: The Eye 2
  • U4

    Let's Paint Our Portrait

    • Preparations and Composition
    • Gesture and Drawing Structure
    • Monochrome Washes
    • Applying Color 1
    • Applying Color 2
    • Features and Details
  • U5

    Final Touches

    • Reviewing Our Portrait
    • Preservation
  • FP

    Final project

    • Watercolor Portraits: Capture a Model's Personality

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Watercolor Portraits: Capture a Model's Personality. Illustration course by Michele Bajona Best seller

Watercolor Portraits: Capture a Model's Personality

A course by Michele Bajona
Contemporary Figurative Artist. Mexico City, Mexico.
Joined July 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (305)
  • 7501 students