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.
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.
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.