Portraits in Gouache: Exploring Color with Mike Creighton

Regular price $ 19.99 USD

Gouache is a mystery medium. This class isn't about solving the mystery. It's about falling in love with it.

Create four portraits in gouache, each in a distinct color scheme, with multidisciplinary artist Mike Creighton guiding you brush stroke by brush stroke. 

  • 7 hours of HD video instruction
  • 4 full-length portrait tutorials (~105 minutes each)
  • 4 inspiring reference photos
  • Get immediate, lifetime access to all class content on Sktchy

Class Outline

In each lesson, you'll create a portrait in gouache using a distinct color scheme:

Lesson 1: Analogous Color Scheme

Use three adjacent colors in the color wheel to push beyond monochromatic portraits and introduce more range and harmony.

Lesson 2: Complementary Color Scheme

Bring forth optical vibrations and contrast with a color scheme that makes use of two colors diametrically opposed to each other on the color wheel.

Lesson 3: Triadic Color Scheme

Use a technique called gamut masking—or color-wheel masking—to create a color scheme made up of three distinct colors on the color wheel.

Lesson 4: Zorn Color Scheme

Attributed to Swedish artist Anders Zorn, this palette consists of just four colors: yellow ochre, ivory black, cadmium red and titanium white.

Got Questions? Get Answers!

In addition to the pre-recorded lessons, you'll get access to a 90-minute, live-recorded Q&A in which Mike answers questions from fellow students and does various demonstrations to clearly illustrate class concepts.

Lifetime Access - Anytime, Anywhere

With your purchase, you’ll get immediate, lifetime to the class on Sktchy, where you can communicate with Mike, connect with fellow students from around the world and get constructive feedback on your class art via desktop and any iOS or Android mobile devices.


What art supplies do I need to participate?

Here is what Mike uses in this class:

  • Gouache Paint
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Graphite Pencil (H or HB)
  • 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Brushes (Flats, Rounds and Filberts)
  • Flat Mixing Tray
  • Paper Towels
  • Water

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes! You keep lifetime access to ALL class content, so you can go at your own pace.

What skill level do I need for this class?

Beginner to intermediate.

Do I get lifetime access to the class?

Yes! Your purchase gets you immediate, lifetime access to ALL class content.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final.

Any Questions?

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