Nick Runge | "Watercolor Fundamentals" | Package
"Art is more than just the medium we choose to use. It's really about an unspoken feeling. It's about connection.
With this workshop package, we'll approach three different subjects. Starting with the structure and planes of light of the skull, and then moving onto a full finished portrait using the color theory and abstract shapes we develop in the earlier workshop. Then we'll approach a full still life and discuss the direction I take when painting from reality.
Watercolor is much more than just a medium to me. It's one of many tools I use to paint with but it allows me to express my ideas and emotions in a way that feels more natural and free." - Nick Runge
Nick Runge | "Examining The Skull In Watercolor"
- Nick Runge | "Bold Portraits In Watercolor"
Nick Runge w/ Justin Daashuur Hopkins | "Still Life Painting in Watercolor"
"Examining The Skull In Watercolor"
- Materials (03:28)
Single Skull Demo
- Block-In (11:54)
- Starting The Painting (25:32)
- Painting Pt.2 (18:11)
- Final Details (16:37)
3 Skull Demo
- 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)
"Bold Portraits In Watercolor"
- 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)
"Still Life Painting In Watercolor" Sections:
- Still Life Setup (10:35)
- Drawing Phase (12:30)
- Painting Phase #1 (01:04:13)
- Painting Phase #2 (30:26)
- Painting Phase #3 (24:12)
- Painting Phase #4 (30:08)
- Painting Phase #5 (47:47)
- Painting Phase #6 (42:30)
- Adding The Background (11:15)
Full Package Specs:
- Unlimited Streaming @ 1080p
- Over 11 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.