Children Portraits: Lighting and Backgrounds

Learn to paint face features, combine light and saturated colors, and create sunny children’s portraits with Anna Ivanova


Language: English

This course is dedicated to painting children – the most gracious, cute, and charming creatures in the world! 

How to make correct anatomy and proportions? How to choose the right skin tone in various lighting conditions? How to paint a child’s face from different angles and with complicated expressions? Our instructor Anna Ivanova will answer all these questions and help you achieve a great result!

Together with Anna, you will make 3 sunny portraits of lovely children, learn to avoid common portrait painting mistakes, and put a special emphasis on creating effective backgrounds. The course will refine your painting skills, give you lots of positive emotions and useful advice!

Meet your instructor

Anna Ivanova

  • A winner of prestigious international contests (Shanghai International Watercolour Biennial, 2012; The International Young Masters Invitational Exhibition, 2016; TWWCE, 2016).
  • A participant of various national and international exhibitions (Re-interpretation, China; World Watercolor Exhibition, Thailand; Castra, Slovenia; Fabriano in Acquarello, Italy; etc.).
  • An instructor of workshops in Europe and Asia.
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Certificate of completion

Upon completion of the course for the students of Elite plan we issue a certificate. The certificate could be used as a proof of your qualification's upgrade at work (if it is related to arts) and for your private affairs as a recognition of your mastery in painting. 

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Which materials do you need 
for the course?

  • Paints – any high-quality artistic paints in cuvettes or tubes (QoR Raw sienna, W&N Sepia, Shinhan Blue grey, Mijello Peacock blue)
  • Brushes:  (Natural Chinese calligraphic, Rigger Daler-Rowney, Chinese kolinski brush)
  • Paper: cotton, 300 gsm, cold pressed. Brands: Sennelier, Hahnemuhle
    (Sesame, Turner) 
  • White plastic or ceramic palette
  • Pencil, eraser
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