Joyful Watercolor / Finding Your Style – Lesson 4: Watercolor Self Portrait
May 23, 2022
Join the Joyful Watercolor / Finding Your Style workshop with instructor Shayda Campbell! In this joyful and inspirational 4-part series focused on both watercolour education and play, students will fill the pages of a watercolour sketchbook with practice illustrations, floral compositions, watercolour techniques, and finished pieces.
Lesson 4: Watercolor Self Portrait
Small Choices, Big Style
In this video lesson we will paint a watercolor self portrait! When it comes to painting and illustrating people, there are so many decisions to make! How do you draw eyes? Are they detailed and expressive with perfectly placed pupils, or tiny black dots just sitting alongside the nose? Once again, we will use watercolor paints to create an illustration full of joy and whimsy and we’ll take note of the choices we make along the way, that especially in a self portrait, can contain an ocean of depth, meaning, and of course, style.
Learn more about this Strathmore 2022 Workshop and sign up HERE to participate online. This Strathmore workshop will be available online on and after the event date in case you miss it.
- Strathmore 400 Series Hardbound Watercolor Art Journal or equivalent
- Princeton Velvetouch Professional 4-Piece Set of brushes
- Princeton Neptune Series 4750 – Set of 4 (or Oval Wash brush 1/2″)
- Watercolour Paints – tubes or pans
- Masking Tape or Washi Tape
- Paper Towel
- 2 jars of water
Shayda Campbell is a Canadian artist and YouTube content creator. Her channel is a calm, inspirational space where she provides tutorials that take the fear out of the artistic process and encourage adults toward a casual, daily art practice. Learn more about artist Shayda Campbell on her website or Instagram, and check out her popular Youtube Channel for even more!