Whimsical Faces

——   Created by Jessica Sanders

Almond Blossom Girl Inspired by Van Gogh

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17
Lessons
1h 20m
Lesson time
intermediate
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Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, a self-taught watercolor and mixed-media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you!

Let’s paint an adorable, whimsical, watercolor portrait inspired by Van Gogh’s Almond Blossom painting! In this class for all students, we will explore watercolor techniques, such as wet in wet, achieving different values, dry brushing, and layering washes of wonderful color. :)

I will walk you through painting a beautiful, whimsical watercolor portrait in a loose and free style, step by step -- inspired by the master painter, Van Gogh.  

I’ve provided a printable drawing for you to trace or draw in the Project Section.

First, we will chat about the techniques, and then we will dive right in! I will demonstrate the painting from start to finish, sharing helpful tips and techniques along the way.

I encourage you to paint along with me. :)

We will focus on building up light layers (washes) of color, to create depth and contrast in our portrait. When we are finished, not only will you have a beautiful, loose, whimsical portrait, but you will also have gained valuable experience painting with watercolor.

As always, we will wrap up the class with a project using the skills and techniques we have learned in the class.   

The course project

For your project, please submit your whimsical almond blossom girl painting. I would love to see your practice and your process photos, too! Painting portraits with this loose and layered approach is so fun and inspiring. I can’t wait to see your projects!!

As always, please drop your questions in the discussion section, and share your projects with me and your fellow students.

If you love this class, please let me know by leaving a review :) 

Happy Painting,

Jessica

ColorMeCreativeArt.com

Instagram: @jessicasandersart  

17 Lessons

0:01:22
Welcome
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0:04:44
Supplies
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0:07:04
Techniques
0:02:43
Tracing with Light Table
0:03:02
Mixing Skintone
0:05:24
First Layer of Face
0:06:53
First Layer of Hair
0:03:22
Shadows of Lips and Eyes
0:05:57
Reinforce Shadows
0:03:34
Background
0:04:37
Hair
0:07:41
More Depth
0:03:05
Branches
0:01:11
Lips and Nose
0:10:55
Blossoms
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  • Project included
  • Teacher Q&A
  • 1h 20m of on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable files
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About the instructor

I'm Jessica, an artist, online teacher, and content creator, living in Houston, Texas. My passion is exploring art, creativity, and art supplies! It makes me happy to explore, to find the answer to "what if," and to share it with you. My mission is to help others experience the joy …

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