Human Figure: from Sketch to Storytelling

Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting a human figure with watercolor, master anatomy and proportions, and make 5 dynamic scenes with Konstantin Sterkhov

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Do you want to create interesting compositions? To tell stories with your paintings, to enliven your cityscapes and landscapes with bright characters? Then you need to get one of the most essential artistic skills – and learn to paint figures.

In this course, you will see how to draw a human figure in the right proportions, capture the movement, and paint a few figures in interaction. One of the most important things that you will learn is the order of the steps when we paint a complex subject with lots of details. The lessons also cover a challenge of making realistic lighting and choosing the suitable painting techniques.

Together with our master Konstantin Sterkhov, you will learn to sketch figures in different poses and create 5 amazing scenes with people in various environments. Join the course and get all you need to know to paint a human figure in an expressive and realistic way!

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Konstantin Sterkhov

Author of the course

  • Over 30 years of painting experience and 20 years of teaching practice.
  •  70 international and 10 solo exhibitions, member of the jury for various international competitions.
  • His paintings are placed in museums, private and corporate collections worldwide.
  •  He is an author of a series of books «Masters of Watercolor» and the founder of the magazine «Planet of Watercolor».
  • A brand ambassador of the leading producers of art materials (Daniel Smith, Roubloff, Nevskaya Palette).
  • A member of Artists Trade Union of Russia, Saint-Petersburg Watercolor Society, and Watercolor Society of Finland.

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Certificate of completion (in Elite Plan)

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?

  • Cotton watercolor paper 300 gsm 
  • 3 or more brushes: one big natural brush, one medium natural brush, a bunch of thin synthetic brushes
  • Watercolor paints
  • Tape for fixing paper
  • One or two buckets of clean water 
  • A mixing palette

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