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Jazzy Watercolor Course 2: Using a Background in a Portrait.

When there is only one subject on our paper (in this case a portrait) we need to find the best way to create the right background for our subject. What are the rules to follow? What tasks does a well-constructed background help to solve? How to add an emotional component to our project? In this course, we will take a closer look at the options for building a background. And, of course, we will practice hourly painting portraits in different combinations to test our theory in practice.

Jazzy Watercolor Course 3: Colored Jazz - Selection of Colors

One of the most important decisions you need to make before starting work is how to build your palette in relation to a specific project. What base mixes to use, and how to create a harmonious set of colors. A well-chosen palette helps to add emotionality and balance to our watercolor. Using the example of the cityscape, we will analyze the methodology for approaching the project and... of course, we will paint the completed artwork step by step. And even... two.

Jazzy Watercolor, Course 1: Foundations of Building a Watercolor Project

With this course, I'm starting a new Jazzy Watercolor lesson block, gathering all the ideas and tricks about my personal vision of watercolor. In the first introductory episode, we'll take a look at a simple cityscape. We will create it step by step, working almost without a sketch and guided by my personal methodology of project building. For this we will go to Girona, Spain.

Model in the Studio, Pt. 1

The peculiarities of working with a model in the studio are primarily due to soft and diffused light, which is very different from the sunlight on the street. In this course, we'll cover the basic rules for working with a model. We will pay particular attention to mixing colors to get the right skin tone.

Model in the Studio, Pt. 2

To work with a figure in full growth, we will use a new technique - something between the traditional style and painting wet on wet. We will focus specifically on the use of negative space and composition.

Model in the Studio, Pt. 3

I will introduce you to the project construction technique that I use most often – step-by-step and layer-by-layer image construction, using both dry brush technique and soft transitions. This is the most complex course on working with a model in the studio.

Model in the Studio, Pt. 4

This time I will tell you how I work on such projects myself. I will introduce you to all the stages of work and the techniques that I use all the time. Special attention will be paid to working in the dry brush technique, which is usually not often used for portraits. So... we are painting a nude figure in my style!

Model in the Studio, Pt. 5

All work on the model is focused on wet on wet technique. So far, we have not used this complex technique in working with the model, but it will open up new opportunities and perspectives for us. You will learn a method of project planning and special techniques for painting wet on wet.

Model in the Studio, Pt. 6

This course focuses on interpreting the color scheme of a project. You will learn how to choose the right colors and build your palette to convey a certain mood and emotions in your artwork. Step by step we will paint two models in different states.

Model in the Studio, Pt. 7

We will use the same reference photo as in the previous course number 6. It's a challenge to interpret the same motive using a completely different approach. This is a detailed project in which we will put together the techniques learned in the previous courses. This will be a complex detailed work in several stages.

Seascape. Part One

Most video tutorials are built on step-by-step picture creation. But here you will find something completely different. Here we talk about what and how.

This is the first part of a seascape lesson. Here we will analyze what colors we need and why. You will see how to create 4 different types of waves and what techniques are used for this.

After this course, you will know everything that is necessary for the independent creation of a sea landscape. Everything except the methodology and building a plan for the future project - we will talk about this in the next lesson.

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