Figures For Your Watercolor Paintings
This lesson show how to paint figures that are walking
Get those people walking! Learn more about human proportions and the various postures of walking figures.
If you’re going to add figures to your painting, there’s a good chance you’ll want some of them moving – meaning walking. It looks a bit more natural and certainly creates the sense of a more active scene.
This lesson takes a look a the proper proportions and where the elbows and knees are connected and bend.
We often avoid adding figures to our paintings since they seem difficut. Indeed, close up detailed drawings and paintings of the human figure are difficult.
But for purposes of painting, understand that figures are only representations. Certain elements and “symbols” of the human form are easily represented, especially if they are at a distance. The head, torso, arms and legs are most of what you need and can easily be created with quick marks or strokes of the brush.
Making your figures walk is a matter of proper symbols along with posture and proportion.
This lesson shows how to get walking figures just right.
What you’ll need for this lesson
- Brushes –Small Round brush
- Colors – There are four that your really need for skin tones: Cadmium Red Light, French Ultramarine Blue , Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna
- Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 7″ x 11″ or so
Ready for some easy figures? Let’s jump in!