Hi friends! I always get a bit nervous when I post a tutorial that is over an hour-long on YouTube. People say they want in-depth lessons but people also see the length and don’t want to commit that amount of time to watch. I get it. I don’t get the dislikes on the video but that’s YouTube trolls for you, or maybe it is people saying that it’s too long. However I also got many requests on my Sketchbook Sunday time-lapse portrait for a real-time lesson so I decided to make a portrait painting that you can follow along with in real-time. It was longer than I wanted it to be but I think it is easy to follow. I truly hope you like it.
So if you were among the folks asking for a real-time portrait I hope you will try it.
Supplies (affiliate links may be used)
- Watercolors (I use the Paul Rubens set of 24 in the pretty pink tin) Colors: Yellow ochre, Ultramarine, burnt sienna, crimson (the cool red)
- Hot press watercolor paper: I am really liking the Fluid 100 6″x8″ eazy block. It is not too expensive and I have found a butter knife is the best way to remove the paper without damage.
- Watercolor pencils if you sketch directly on your watercolor paper, this set has nice color for portraits
- Graphite pencils and eraser
- White gel pen or paint pen (optional)
- Wax based colored pencils (optional)
- Reference photo
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