Complete Portrait And Figure Painting (step-by-step)
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Complete Portrait And Figure Painting (step-by-step)

Course covers the basics of figure and portrait painting using a limited palette.
4.2 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
156 students enrolled
Created by Donelli DiMaria
Last updated 1/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course students will be able to paint a portrait or figure with a limited palette.
  • Students will also learn about color theory, color mixing, complementaary colors, simultaneous contrast, and all aspects of starting and finishing a painting.
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Requirements
  • No preliminary knowledge necessary. Cost of materials is less than $100 for a limited palette.
Description

This course covers the basics of figure and portrait painting in oil or acrylic using a step-by-step procedure with the following points covered in detail:

  • Materials using a limited palette for under $100.
  • Complete discussion on brushes, mediums, varnishes, brush cleaners, and painting substrates.
  • Complete discussion on full and limited palettes in terms of color, value, temperature, and intensity.
  • Complete discussion on how to mix any color with a limited palette.
  • Complete discussion on edges, complementary colors, simultaneous contrast, and paint texture.
  • Two complete demonstrations in real time of painting a portrait and figure using a limited palette.
  • How to start a painting on a toned canvas with a brush or using a wipe out technique with only monotones.
  • How to apply first layer of color on a monotone under painting.
  • How to finish a painting with a second layer of paint using glazing and scumbling techniques to obtain three dimensional effects.
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn to paint portraits or figures with a limited palette.
  • Anyone who wants to learn about color mixing, complementary colors, use of a limited palette or full palette.
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Curriculum For This Course
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INTRODUCTION
3 Lectures 20:34

Introduction summarizing the keys points of course and what will be painted.

Preview 03:56

Overview with a detailed discussion of materials needed for course.

Preview 04:18

Complete description of color theory and use of limited palette.

Preview 12:20
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PAINTING THE PORTRAIT
9 Lectures 01:14:56

Starting a portrait painting on a toned canvas with monotones.

Portrait Painting: Initial drawing with Paint on Toned Canvas.
09:24

Continuation of drawing block in with monotones.

Portrait Painting: Continuation of initial monotone block in.
05:55

Initial color block in over dried monotone drawing of portrait subject.

Portrait Painting: Color block in with limited palette.
06:41

Continuation of initial color block by adding more color values using limited palette.

Portrait Painting: Continuation of initial color block in with limited palette.
08:16

Finalizing the intial color under painting for the portrait done with a limited palette.

Portrait Painting: Finalizing the initial color under painting.
08:36

Continuation of finalizing the initial color under painting for the portrait done with a limited palette.

Portrait Painting: Continuation of finalizing the color under painting.
12:27

The dried under painting is worked up with glazing and scumbling to add finish to the portrait.

Portrait Painting: Finishing with glazing and scumbling.
09:05

Details using a rigger brush are added to the eyes, nose, mouth, and ears.

Portrait Painting: Adding details to finalize the portrait.
06:35

Finishing adjustments to values, edges. color, and detail.

Portrait Painting: Finishing touches.
07:57
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PAINTING THE FIGURE
10 Lectures 01:06:24

Starting a painting of a reclining nude figure using a wash-in and paint reduction technique.

Figure Painting: Initial drawing using a wash-in and paint reduction technique.
04:24

Continuation of initial monotone block in using q-tips and brushes to define the reclining figure.

Figure Painting: Continuation of initial monotone block in.
09:51

A flesh color block in is added to the dried monotone under painting using a limited palette.

Figure Painting: Initial color block in of the figure.
06:58

An initial color block in of the background and drapery is added using a limited palette.

Figure Painting: Initial color block in of background and drapery.
06:06

Second color bock in on the dried figure painting

Figure Painting: Second color block in of figure.
06:25

Second color block in of the drapery under figure and mixing a bright green for blanket.

Figure Painting: Second color block in of drapery and mixing green.
02:47

Value adjustment on figure and drapery.

Figure Painting: Adjusting values .
07:26

Adding details to figure painting with a rigger brush.

Figure Painting: Adding details.
07:07

After drying completely, the final layers of paint are added for a finish.

Figure Painting: Finalizing
09:29

Painting course summary, varnishing, and brush cleaning.

Conclusions
05:51
About the Instructor
Donelli   DiMaria
4.4 Average rating
1,407 Reviews
58,401 Students
4 Courses
Professional artist and teacher

Donelli J. DiMaria is a professional artist and teacher living in Santa Fe, NM. He has shown his paintings and drawings through out the US for the past twenty years in numerous galleries and juried/invited arts shows. Over the past four years, he has been in 14 group museum shows and has his work published in the "Artist's Magazine", "American Art Collector", and in "The Best of Portrait Painting" (North Light Books). He has been actively teaching the "Reilly" drawing and painting techniques for the past six years.