Nick Runge | "Exploring Portraits In Watercolor"
"In this video workshop, I'll provide a start to finish look at my creative process, from taking reference photos, to painting 3 finished 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 life-like face using both principals of realism and abstraction together. I invite you to join me for this watercolor exploration." - Nick Runge
- Basics: Drawing The Head - Front (04:46)
- Basics: Drawing The Head - Profile (04:14)
- Color Theory Basics (04:16)
- Photographing Your Subject (02:47)
- Photographing Your Subject With Natural Light (02:28)
- Drawing From Reference (Artwork No.1) - (07:40)
- Painting From Reference (Artwork No.1) - (44:23)
- Drawing From Reference (Artwork No.2) - (08:44)
- Painting From Reference (Artwork No.2) - (33:21)
- Drawing and Painting (Artwork No.3) - (1:12:40)
- Unlimited Streaming Access @ 1080p
- Over 3 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
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.