Workshop: Watercolour figures with Renato Palmuti

With your host Fabiana Ribeiro

Join watercolour artist Renato for this in-depth look at painting 'watercolour figures'. A 2-3 hour workshop, broadcast live from Brazil on 24 August 2021. Visit our video library after the event to purchase or visit Renato's shop here.

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In this informative workshop, Renato will walk you through how to successfully paint watercolour figures. It will commence by walking you through his drawing guidelines where you will be taught about composition, human proportions and how to create expressions. Then, the painting process will teach you how to put together three layers of your painting: the first preserving light and giving mood to the scene, the second defining the main shapes and planes and lastly a layer for detail and highest contrasts.


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Painting reference

Photo reference by Marcus Ranum

Line sketch

Materials Top-Up

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Recommended materials

• PAPER: Watercolour paper cotton 300gr. (A4 format)


• PAINTS: A kit of watercolour paints, Raw Sienna, English Red, Violet, Cerulean Blue, Paine’s Gray, Alizarin Crimson


• BRUSHES: Watercolour brushes (a mop brush, a synthetic flat and a small synthetic round)

• OTHER: Tape, graphite pencil 4B ( I also use a pastel pencil sanguine for drawing bur it’s not indispensable ), soft eraser, sponge or tissues to balance the amount of water in the brush and, of course…water! A hard board for fixing the paper if it is not a block.