August 13, 2014

Book Worm Girl – Available Now! :)

By Tamara Laporte  |   in art workshops  | Tags: book worm girl , books , glasses , online art class , online art workshop , whimsical girl , whimsy art , willowing , Willowing Arts  



She’s finally here guys! :D So many of you saw the work in progress photo steps of this girlie on my instagram and instantly asked me: ‘will she be available as a lesson?‘ and at first she wasn’t and then all of a sudden: SHE WAS! NOW SHE IS! :) Yayyyy!

Come learn how to make this adorable ‘Book Worm Girl’ and get in touch with your Inner Book Worm! :) She is sassy AND bookish and she has so much spunk this girl! :) I totally absolooooodely LOVE her and her bookish ways!


What you’ll learn:

  • I show you step by step how I made this painting, no skipping of any parts (approx 1 hr 45 mins worth of video)
  • Supported by an in depth 20 page PDF
  • You’ll learn a new type of face angle: her face is tilted down, she is reading a book, this is a different type of face than the usual front-facing portrait, so you’re learning a differently angled face, that is angling downward, interesting!
  • The book pile is done with ‘perspective’. I go over how to achieve depth on the pile of books.
  • We shade the face with beautiful little details to make her face radiant and ‘glowy’.
  • We go over how to make a beautifully messy mixed media background with lots of different layering techniques.
  • There is no time limit on group access
  • All Videos are downloadable and for you to keep forever!

This class is suitable for beginners and affordable at only £17.50 GBP (Bargainnnn!) – I hope you’ll sign up moonbeam, it’s good fun this one! :D


Sign Up Now!

(Access to the group is manual so may take up to 24hrs
from the moment of sign up)

1 Space on Book Worm Girl

£17.50 GBP

(approx 28USD depending on the daily exchange rate)



Suggested Supplies for this Workshop
(NB: use replacements/ substitutes if you don’t have everything on the list, you don’t need every type of supply on the list to make this painting.)

  • 10 x 14 inch watercolour paper hot pressed 140lbs/300gsm

  • Graphite pencil – I use a “Graphgear 1000 mechanical pencil by Pentel” with a 2B lead

  • Caran D’Ache watercolour crayons, the colours used are: salmon pink, salmon, pink, light yellow/orangish yellow, reddish orange, ochre, brown, chestnut brown, light pink.

  • Acrylic paints, the colours used are: ‘portrait pink’ (daler-rowney), orange& purple (for background splatters)

  • White gesso

  • Brayer

  • Aquamarkers in red, ‘citrus’ green, & purple for the glasses

  • Derwent watercolour pencil – red

  • Posca pens in: white, purple and black

  • Black pitt pen

  • Collage papers – book pages and music pages

  • Heavy gel medium or matt medium

  • Golden fluid acrylics: ‘nickel azo yellow’ & ‘green gold’

  • Rubber Stamps: script stamp

  • Waterproof ink pad, brand: Stazon

  • Charcoal pencil

  • Old credit card for scraping