A course by Juan Ruiz

Watercolor portrait

From the first stain with wash to the dry technique

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  • The pencil sketch from a photograph.
  • Brushes, paper, pens and other tools.
  • Tonal gradation, from the white of the paper to the darkest of the pigment.
  • Accidents, licenses and game with the error.
  • Dry technique. Bordered and hatched with pens.
  • 7 videos with step by step explanations.
  • Total length: 2h. 33' 41"

For more than 2 and a half hours and 7 videos, with step-by-step explanations, Juan Ruiz will explain the entire process that leads him to create a portrait, whose main technique is watercolor, but where he also includes other procedures, such as tearing and subsequent dry technique, by bordering and hatching with different colored pens.

In particular, we can see:

  • Materials. Paper. Brushes. Color palette.
  • Sketching, drawing and framing.
  • First spots. Control of humidity and drying.
  • Shadows, lights, densities.
  • Treatment of transparencies.
  • Color temperature, textures.
  • Finished with dry technique.

Student comments

  1. Carmen Pilar

    Muy satisfecha con el curso. Me lo pienso mucho antes de dar un brochazo y ver esa valentía y esa seguridad de Juan al pintar me ha encantado y animado a intentarlo. Los truquillos del boli y el cúter geniales, también me arriesgaré con ellos. A ver si se anima Juan y hace otro curso de pintar animales que sus gatos me encantan.Saludos.

  2. lola garmont

    Me ha encantado el curso. La técnica muy bien explicada, paso a paso, haciendo que disfrutes del proceso.

  3. Alfonso

    Me ha parecido un curso muy interesante. Juan lo expone con mucha calma y se nota que disfruta con lo que hace. Lo que más me ha gustado es el trabajo de superposición gradual de capas hasta lograr el resultado final, creando volumen a través del color. Muy satisfecho

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Purpose of the courses

During this course you will learn pictorial techniques and procedures to carry out the personalized interpretation of a portrait with the traditional watercolor technique as well as the subsequent dry technique.

Who these are for?

This course is aimed at artists or painters, hobbyists or professionals who want to know techniques, resources and procedures to learn, improve or develop their talent in the technique of oil painting and the subject of portrait with watercolor.


Personal computer or tablet to view the videos. It is also possible to use a smartphone, although we recommend larger screen sizes to better appreciate details.

As for the material to practice, wood is recommended as a support, 300-gram paper, brushes, aquarels, pencil or mechanical pencil, plastic rulers, cutter ... The materials, we reiterate, are recommended. The tutorial can be done without all the materials or in formats other than those oriented in the video.

The important thing is to practice, practice and re-practice the exercise proposed by the teacher.

Operation of BLURONE courses

All BLURONE courses are taught online and pursue the same objective: to achieve training without interruptions and that suits you.

Videos made by professionals who will explain their techniques and knowledge so that you, whenever you want, can learn and enhance all the skills and abilities you have to achieve the goal.

BLURONE courses can be seen again and again, at the time you want and in the place you choose. You are the one who marks the times and work.

About the artist

Juan Ruiz

Juan Ruiz

Juan Ruiz, Jaén 1993. Jienense painter, currently resident in Granada.

The style in which Juan Ruiz moves is figuration, which he takes as a world to be explored, where everything is interpretable, both the shape and the color, seeking in some way to achieve new registers or new solutions with which approach a figurative painting today.

Trained at the School of Art in Jaén (José Nogué), his career revolves around continuous experimentation in which the following stand out as the main references, among others: Nicolás Uribe, Rupretch Von Kaufman, Jenny Saville, Basquiat or Jerome Witkin .

Despite his youth, part of his production has been seen collectively and individually in galleries and national and international art fairs.

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