Portrait Painting in Watercolor

An online workshop with Marcos Beccari

During this online workshop Marcos Beccari will take you through his portrait painting process, enabling students to use watercolor for the representation of the human form. Working from photographic references, Marcos will discuss topics such as composition, values, light and color. You can expect to finish this online course having learnt valuable techniques, which will help you to create portrait and figurative watercolor paintings. You will have access to watch this workshop in Marcos's original language of Portuguese, or with an English voiceover.

  • 4 hours and 55 mins of instructional content

  • Open to all levels

  • Life-time access with unlimited streaming

  • Audio: English & Portuguese audio available

  • 20+ Reference photos to paint from

  • Downloadable handbook

The Portrait in Watercolor

Portrait Painting in Watercolor with Marcos Beccari I Trailer

Painting Giveaway!

Deadline for entry 15th March

Win an original watercolor painting! When you complete this online workshop and leave a review you'll automatically be entered into our painting giveaway. To celebrate the release of Marcos Beccari's first online workshop he'll be giving away this finished and signed portrait painting. You have until the 15th March to enter, the winner will be selected at random, and announced in the Community Section on 20th March. Good luck!
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What this workshop is about and what you'll learn!

Learn how to paint artistic portraits in watercolor. In this online course Marcos aims to provide you with a strong understanding of figurative watercolor painting. Whether you are looking to start out, or have already been painting in watercolor for some time, this workshop will teach you specific techniques and skills which Marcos has learnt and developed throughout his successful career as a watercolour painter and University art instructor. From demonstrations and guided studies, you will learn how to effectively use color and value, as well as anatomical rhythm, lighting and expressiveness. Beyond the technical properties of watercolor, this course prioritizes an integrated understanding of the entire painting process, in order for you to achieve realistic consistency in your artwork.

What's included?

Marcos will begin by introducing himself and telling you a bit about where he studied and which artists have inspired him along the way. He will then talk you through the materials that he uses and recommends when painting. Macos will demonstrate drawing techniques for portraiture, using charcoal and graphite. From there he will take you through two useful monochromatic portrait painting studies, which will help you to effectively understand form and value when painting. During his final painting exercise, Marcos will demonstrate how he goes about painting the human form in watercolor using a full color palette. You will have access to all of the photo references Marcos uses during these demonstrations, as well as a selection of reference photographs which Marcos has chosen for you to paint from and practice with. Once you join this workshop you will have life-time access and can re-do this course whenever you want to. You can also share your progress in the Community Section, and connect with other like-minded creatives!

Workshop Overview

  1. 1
    • Introduction - (English audio with English subtitles)

    • Introduction - (Portuguese audio with English subtitles)

  2. 2
    • Materials Overview - (English audio with English subtitles)

    • Materials Overveiw - (Portuguese audio with English subtitles)

  3. 3
    • Drawing Exercise in Charcoal - (English audio with English subtitles)

    • Drawing Exercise in Pencil - (English audio with English subtitles)

    • Drawing Exercise in Charcoal - (Portuguese audio with English subtitles)

    • Drawing Exercise in Pencil - (Portuguese audio with English subtitles)

  4. 4
    • Monochromatic Painting Exercise 1 - (English audio with English subtitles)

    • Monochromatic Painting Exercise 2 - (English audio with English subtitles)

    • Monochromatic Painting Exercise 1 - (Portuguese audio with English subtitles)

    • Monochromatic Painting Exercise 2 - (Portuguese audio with English subtitles)

  5. 5
    • Color Painting Session 1 - (English audio with English subtitles)

    • Color Painting Session 2 - (English audio with English subtitles)

    • Color Painting Session 1 - (Portuguese audio with English subtitles)

    • Color Painting Session 2 - (Portuguese audio with English subtitles)

Marcos Beccari

Your instructor for this workshop

Marcos Beccari is a watercolor painter, researcher, philosopher and design teacher at UFPR (Brazil). His artistic work can be described as impressionistic realism. Beccari’s main reference artists are Johannes Vermeer, Winslow Homer, Walter Everett, Stanislaw Zoladz, Stephen Scott Young and Mary White. Painting from photographs, Beccari seeks to translate the lighting through new chromatic compositions. He currently works and resides in Curitiba.
Marcos Beccari bio

Course Reviews

All of these reviews are written by students who took this workshop

5 star rating

Treasury for those who want to paint anything, not just p...

Jenny Andreeva

I've been watching Marcos Beccari for a long time and I was mesmerised by his ability to match colours in his artworks. This course gave me the understanding...

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I've been watching Marcos Beccari for a long time and I was mesmerised by his ability to match colours in his artworks. This course gave me the understanding of Marcos's creative process. The most important part of this course is the pdf-file with recommendations on how to build color schemes and this part was extremely helpful for me.

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5 star rating

Super

Natalia Paździerska

Marcos Beccari jest jednym z moich ulubionych akwarelistow. To ogroma przyjemność uczyć się od niego

Marcos Beccari jest jednym z moich ulubionych akwarelistow. To ogroma przyjemność uczyć się od niego

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5 star rating

Beccari

Cauê Napoleão

Maior referencia e didática da atualidade

Maior referencia e didática da atualidade

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5 star rating

Incredible teacher

Andy Cep

I have followed Marcos on IG for a very long time now and found his teching to be fantastic. He explains everything I wanted to know. I am also really happy ...

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I have followed Marcos on IG for a very long time now and found his teching to be fantastic. He explains everything I wanted to know. I am also really happy with the improvements it has already made to my painting!

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5 star rating

Interesting information

Margarita Bodarev

Useful and clear information. Would have liked a bit more comments on the way though.

Useful and clear information. Would have liked a bit more comments on the way though.

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5 star rating

Very nice course

Luca Bartoli

Excellent course, thank you Marcos!

Excellent course, thank you Marcos!

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