Paint a Portrait of a Woman

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Inside this watercolor course

Welcome to the master class!

This is a long and structured course for advanced artists where you will not just blindly copy the photo reference but learn all the foundations of portrait drawing to be able to draw any portrait with confidence. This master class is packed with useful & simplified theoretical and practical information for you to repeat the foundations (if you already have the experience) or learn the basic rules (if you are a beginner), and also apply them in various exercises.

That’s why we encourage beginners/intermediate levels to also take this master class, even if you lack experience this course will provide you with all the foundations needed before moving to watercoloring. And then you only need to practice 😉

What is the structure? 

This master class consists of blocks that have their own themes and cover major parts in drawing & painting portraits. Each block consists of lessons that in detail explore particular topics, provide comprehensive information about drawing a human head based on anatomy and physiognomy, offer schemes and main measurements, explain the ratios, and much more.

Each block has a task (or few) that to submit if you would like to receive personalized feedback.

The tasks you submit in this master class will be personally reviewed by a teacher to help you improve and grow faster.

So let’s explore how to paint a human face step by step, learn how a drawing depends on anatomy & muscles, and figure out important details when painting a portrait of a beautiful woman in watercolor.

Quality Video & Sound

We use professional equipment in a studio to record our videos. The sound is crisp, the image is clear and you will never miss a detail! Watch from any device from anywhere in the world.

Easy To Follow Lessons

Every course has a clear structure: from art tools to a color palette to the first layer. Every stroke is demonstrated from 2 angles and every technique is explained. And if you have questions you can always ask us directly.

Strong Theoretical Basis

No guess-work and intuitive painting. Our lessons are based on theory and academic knowledge which give students the ability to paint with confidence. You will not only know the "how" but also "the why".

Watercolor techniques you will explore


Using underpainting as a foundation for a watercolor portrait


Finding the best color combinations for realistic skin tones


Using layering technique to create volume


Learning a framework on how to draw and paint faces anatomically

Lessons in this watercolor course

Lesson 1 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 4 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 7 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 10 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 13 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 16 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 2 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 5 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 8 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 11 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 14 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 3 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 6 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 9 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 12 Portrait of a woman
Lesson 15 Portrait of a woman

Meet your teacher, Yana

Professional Watercolor Artist

Yana is a professional award-winning watercolor artist with more than 10 years of experience.

She’s tried different techniques and approaches to watercolor.

She hosted weekly workshops in Thailand and organized classes and art events in different countries of Asia and Europe. Her work was group-exhibited in Vietnam and Spain, and original pieces are now in private collections around the world.

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