A Craftsy Class Review: My experience taking a Watercolor Portraits Course. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you decide to click through and make a purchase I may make a small commission. But don’t worry, I only share stuff I really love.
You all know I’m into watercolors. I enjoy playing around with them and I’ve painted some things I really like, but that definitely does not mean that I know what I’m doing. I wanted to to improve my technique, so several months ago I enrolled in one of Craftsy’s watercolor classes.
I thought it would be kind of fun to show you guys what I’ve painted and write a kind of Craftsy class review in case any of you have ever considered purchasing one of their courses.
I took the Portraits in Watercolor class, which walks you through the steps of painting a portrait based on a photograph provided in the course materials. As a completely amateur watercolorist, going through the lessons in this course really gave me a better understanding of color and how to layer washes to create shapes.
We started out by painting a tonal study – a kind of black and white version of the portrait to help you figure out where all the lights and darks are in the image. This was a really helpful exercise, so I did it twice. I almost like this version better.
After the tonal study, we painted the image working from light colors and general shapes to darker colors and details.
Even though I’m not super happy with my final portrait (that left eye got overworked to death), I learned a lot and am excited to try again with a different photo or subject.
I have taken a couple classes through Skillshare, and while I liked those a lot too, I think this class was higher quality. The videos and materials are well-made and nicely designed, and the lessons are really detailed.
If you think you might want to give a Craftsy class a try, they have lots of great classes and topics you might enjoy. Check out the other painting classes available here.
They also have a bunch of wonderful crochet classes, and in a few weeks I am so excited to be joining Craftsy as an instructor! I will be launching my very own class all about cutting vinyl with your Silhouette on 11/14, so be sure to come back here then to check it out!
I hope that Craftsy Class Review was helpful for you! Have you taken a Craftsy class or another online course? Tell me about it in the comments.
Check out some of my other watercolor posts:
How to Paint Watercolor Agate Slices
Simple Watercolor Resist Paintings
Comments + Project Love
Katie Nathey says
Holy Cow Alexis your watercolor painting is AMAZING! Dang girl, you got some mad skills! This looks like such a fun class!
Havalah Turner says
wow that's amazing! watercolor isn't easy and to do a portrait, that takes skills!
That is so SO good! I could definitely use a class (or two, or three) just on using watercolours- but I can't imagine doing a portrait!<br /><br />I've done a skillshare class and loved it- perhaps craftsy next? I'm also interested in a few of the Atly classes.