Michael Holter

Michael Holter: 7 Steps to Watercolor Portraits

Video Length: 5 Hours 36 Minutes

Maybe it’s the way sun catches a face, an expression, the smiling eyes of someone you love ... There is something about people that calls you to paint them. 

And you’ve tried. Again and again you’ve tried. But are you totally happy with your paintings?

What if your most successful portraits are dull and lifeless? Where do you even begin to regain your confidence?

It’s time to breathe life into your portrait painting with Michael Holter’s 7 Steps to Watercolor Portraits. In Michael’s video, you’ll discover that what you need is a solid plan for your portrait painting ... exactly 7 simple steps. 

In 7 Steps to Watercolor Portraits, you’ll discover how to get a good composition for your painting and how to get it down onto your drawing paper accurately every time. You’ll uncover Michael’s secrets for using warm and cool for a portrait that sparkles … plus numerous tips that bring it all together. 

Watch as Michael works through two complete portrait demonstrations, and paint along to gain the confidence that you can do this on your own. You’ll be amazed at how accomplished you feel when creating portraits that look like your subject, but are still painterly. 

People are complicated, but painting them doesn’t have to be. Through Michael’s 7 steps, you’ll discover the freedom of working through your painting one confident step at a time. 

Techniques to Take With You!

  • Complete two start-to-finish watercolor paintings
  • How to paint portraits with a step-by-step process
  • How to sculpt the face through color and value
  • How to glaze
  • How to add sparkle to your painting with warm and cool colors
  • How to create loose, painterly paintings 
  • How to use values to create a stronger painting
  • A no-fail way to transfer your photo to your paper 
  • Useful tips on composition


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