Nick Runge | "Bold Portraits In Watercolor"
"In this workshop, I'll provide a start to finish look at my creative process by painting 2 finished watercolor portraits. I'll explain how I approach watercolor by breaking down my color choices, compositions, and values of light/shadow in order to construct a solid foundation for painting. By starting with a pencil drawing and moving through each transparent layer of paint, I'll share my thoughts on creating a bold, life-like face, using both principles of realism and abstraction together. I invite you to join me for this watercolor exploration." - Nick Runge
- Drawing The Head - Front View (09:19)
- Drawing The Head - Side View (04:35)
- Drawing - Portrait #1 (07:57)
- Starting The Painting - Portrait #1 (16:40)
- Painting Stage 2 - Portrait #1 (16:16)
- Painting Stage 3 - Portrait #1 (21:00)
- Painting Stage 4 - Portrait #1 (12:42)
- Drawing - Portrait #2 (13:51)
- Starting The Painting - Portrait #2 (11:44)
- Painting Stage 2 - Portrait #2 (18:51)
- Painting Stage 3 - Portrait #2 (27:49)
- Painting Stage 4 - Portrait #2 (22:52)
- Unlimited Streaming @ 1080p
- Over 3 Hours of Instructional Content
Born in 1985, artist Nick Runge grew up in Colorado. Coming from a creative family of professional artists, he was always interested in drawing and imagining ideas visually. After working as an illustrator full time from 2004-2015 he shifted focus to more personal work using oils and watercolor.
As a portrait/figurative painter, Nick works from life as well as photography, describing his art as something close to “abstracted realism”, with an objective of expressing as much of the realistic human element of life as possible through a limited and often simplified approach to his rendering or brushwork, giving an illusion of realism while, at the same time, breaking shapes and form down enough to have a close balance with abstraction.