YOU can Draw, Shade and Paint a Mixed Media!

With my simple steps, you can create beautiful mixed media girls. Check out my free video previews...then enroll today!
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

In just a few hours, you will learn how to draw, shade & paint a pretty mixed media girl's face. I will teach you step-by-step using simple techniques that anyone can master. You will receive video instruction along with some .pdf's to help you on your way. This course is perfect for a beginning artist, or anyone who has never been able to successfully create a pretty girl for their art journals, paintings, or any mixed media applications. Don't forget to check out my free video previews.

What are the requirements?

  • No previous knowledge necessary, but some some basic art skills would be helpful.
  • Surface to draw on: paper, mixed media board, wood panel, etc.
  • Pencil and eraser.
  • Ruler (preferably clear).
  • Circle template (1/2" size used) - optional.
  • Color pencils (neutral, flesh tones, and brown).
  • Workable fixative spray.
  • Acrylic paints (flesh tone, black, white, pink, red, purple, metallic blue and green)
  • Acrylic glazing medium in satin (or acrylic extender)
  • Selection of paint brushes (#8 filbert, 1/8in angle, #0 detail, #2 & #6 round)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn to draw a simple, stylized face.
  • Learn how to shade your drawing using color pencils.
  • Learn how to paint your shaded drawing to create a nice skin tone.
  • Learn how to paint in the details of the face.
  • Finish the course with a pretty, painted mixed-media girl.

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginners and above.
  • Anyone wanting to learn to draw and paint a pretty face.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction & Supplies
A Quick Word from Claudia
1 page
Examples of Student Work

Most of the supplies I use are in the video, but a complete list, including specific brands and colors used, is provided in the .pdf.

Section 2: Drawing the Face

Learn how to properly space and line up the eyes to create symmetry and balance.


Learn how to map out the face so the features are balanced and line up correctly with each other.


Learn to draw a simple nose.


Learn to draw the lips.


Learn how to outline the face and where to place the hairline.

Section 3: Shading and Skin Tone

Using color pencils to provide extra control in shading the face, you will create an 'under-painting' of dark shading that you will paint over in the next lecture.


Using layers of glazes, you will learn how to paint a pretty skin tone while allowing the shading to show through.

Section 4: The Details

Learn to paint glowing, reflective eyes with either natural or full glam lashes.


Learn to paint full, luscious lips.


Paint in the final details and highlights.

Section 5: Finishing Touches

Learn to paint simple hair with both dark and light streaks.


See how I fix a few areas that need touched up, view the finished product, and course wrap-up.

Section 6: Conclusion
A Few Closing Thoughts
Section 7: Supplemental Lectures - This is where you'll find add-on lectures.

Learn three different hair 'styles' for your girl. In this video I'll be showing the sketch part of creating the hair in three different ways on quick sketched sample faces.


In this video I'll show three different hair 'styles' and color schemes to paint the hair on the three sample sketches from the previous lecture.

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Instructor Biography

Claudia Rossi, Mixed Media Artist

Technically a 'self-taught' artist, I acquired my skills through many online workshops and courses, as well as self-study in many varied art books. I am happiest in my studio, spending quality time with my family, or curled up with a good book. My art embodies the joy I find in everyday life - family, friends, and home. Because it doesn't take much to make me happy, a playful freedom comes through in my art and art journals. I love girly things like butterflies, fairies, anything pink and (especially) glitter! Teaching others how to apply the techniques I use and trying new things together in my art journals is the greatest 'job' in the world. My latest commission made it all the way to Greece from my California studio.

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