Nick Runge | "Examining The Skull In Watercolor"
"In this video workshop, I'll explain how I approach watercolor painting as it relates to photography and live work. This time, using skulls. They offer a unique opportunity to approach both portraits as well as still-life painting at the same time. I demonstrate how I begin breaking down the overall shapes in pencil, before building up a solid value study with a single color. After that, I'll discuss how colors can work together to establish the mood and desired direction to bring your art to life. By moving through each transparent layer of paint, I'll share my thoughts on creating a life-like skull using both principals of realism and abstraction together. I invite you to join me for this exploration of the skull in watercolor." - Nick Runge
- Materials (03:28)
- Block-In (11:54)
- Starting The Painting (25:32)
- Painting Pt.2 (18:11)
- Final Details (16:37)
- Block-In (22:03)
- Starting The Painting (19:32)
- Refining The Left Skull (08:24)
- Refining The Middle Skull (18:00)
- Finishing The Left Skull (07:12)
- Starting The Right Skull and Shaping The Red Skull (15:43)
- Refining The Right Skull (28:49)
- Final Details and Background (23:20)
- Unlimited Streaming Access @ 1080p
- Over 3.5 Hours of Instructional Content
"As someone who's struggled with watercolor for ages, this course has completely changed my perception of the medium and helped me make huge improvements in my own work. Unlike other online instructional videos that I've tried in the past, Nick kept everything organized, easily digestible, and there was a clear flow in the concepts he presented. From the diversity of camera angles to the wide breadth in subjects covered, I was blown away by the thoroughness, aesthetics, and attention to detail within each video. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone looking to improve their artistic abilities and I'm excited to browse the rest that NOH/WAVE/ACADEMY has to offer." - Dean
"Nick’s online video workshop was captivating and very helpful for me. Nick's emphasis on value is particularly helpful especially in relation to colour. I love exuberant colour, but learning the importance of the light and dark values is a good lesson for me. Thank you and Nick for putting together such a useful and enlightening workshop. I look forward to the next one." - Helen
"I recently completed watching the Nick Runge Portrait Tutorial and was really impressed with not only seeing the details of Nick’s technique, which is a lot different than how I had imagined by just viewing his paintings, but also very impressed with the video quality, lighting and detailed step by step narration of the process. These tutorials were extremely well thought out in presentation as well as painting technique. The NOH/WAVE/ACADEMY tutorials are top notch and extremely well presented and executed. I highly recommend them." - Paul
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.