Mark describes the tools and the materials useful for your work in watercolor. Then he paints a watercolor sketch on a small scale so you can see color and value relationships without getting deep into details and small planes.
Mark paints a male head on Crescent hot press illustration board, 10x15. This time, he works on smaller planes.
In this lesson, Mark goes over another male head with a lot of forms, color, and intricate halftones.
This time Mark paints a female portrait on cold press illustration board. He chose a very rhythmical, classic, romantic type of pose which will take three lessons to complete. In this lesson, Mark does the graphite drawing part.
The second part of the female portrait session. Mark puts down the base tones then goes into detailing the facial features. From this lesson, you can learn how to model a head with color.
This is the final part of the female portrait session. Mark works on the hair and the darks, he demonstrates how to achieve a full range of value in your painting.
Mark does the graphite drawing for the male portrait on hot press illustration board. This time he chose a subject with craggy features and dramatic lighting. Mark puts down the base tones and gets the painting ready for further applying the darkest darks and the halftones in the next lesson.
Mark establishes the darkest darks in the hair and the eye sockets. Then he places reflected light into the shadow pattern and works on the halftones and the edges. With that, he carries the painting to completion.