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Click here to join the class. It can be intimidating to sit down and paint a portrait. Jennifer Orkin Lewis makes it easy by simplifying facial features into basic forms and using photo references. As an exercise for getting started, Jennifer suggests you use vintage black and white photos and add color to loosen up. From there, you’ll move on to working from a color photo reference and add even more depth in a second portrait.
- lBack-and-white and color photo references of your portrait subject
- 500 Series Strathmore mixed media sketchbook
- Winsor & Newton gouache
- Sakura Koi travel watercolor kit
- Size 1 liner brush
- Size 2, 4, 6, 8 round brushes
- Bleed proof white