Soft and Sensual Colors That Fill the Page: Doop’s Colored Portraits

By Doop

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29 lessons
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Step 01 : All About Color

Learn the basic theory and compounding techniques

Step 02 : Blending With Colored Pencils

Learn the blending techniques used to soften lines

Step 03 : Use Watercolors to Fill Base Tones

Watercolors will help create portraits with more density

Step 04 : Drawing Life-Like Facial Features

From shapes to coloring techniques, learn the elements that make portraits look life-like

Step 05 : Conveying Contrast and Skin Texture

Tips for effectively portraying contrast and flow with coloring

Step 06 : Capturing the Delicacy of Hair

Learn how to give each strand of hair a natural look

Step 07 : Coloring to Fill Facial Tones

Learn to use coloring to help exhibit three-dimensionality

Hello, it’s Doop.

Because of continued support for my first class “Learn How to Create Atmospheric Portraits Using Only a Pencil with Doop,” I decided to reveal my second class to the rest of the world! My first class, the pencil portrait class, has already been liked by over 13,000 people and over 2,200 enrolled students with a 96% satisfaction rate. Thank you so much!

In the last class, we drew portraits using only a pencil, so in this class, we will focus on coloring portraits with watercolors and colored pencils. For this, I have prepared a more colorful and in depth curriculum.

The Joy of Using Colors for More Detailed Drawing

Many of the people who have seen my drawings liked the colors the most and wondered how to use colors. The more colors you add, the more striking your portraits will be. I will show you beautiful ways to use colors.

I hope to erase any fears you have of using colors through this class. Depending on the colors of the shadows, the differences in contrast, and the colors that give your portrait life, there are many things that you can express. “Can I use this color here?" "Ah, this wasn’t what I wanted. I messed up” I have experienced this kind of situation more times than I can count, and so I would like to share all the things I’ve learned through these experiences so that you don't go through as much trouble as I did. Together, let's appreciate the joys of expressing ourselves.

Knowing and Combining Colors

I like using low saturation colors, like quiet warm colors mixed in with gray tones. I like them the most because when I see those colors, it puts my mind at ease. For me, it’s most fun to mix different colors and create many colors with low saturation.

The three most important things when expressing colors are hue, brightness, and saturation. The most important thing when drawing a picture is to make sure that the colors harmonize with each other. Even if there is a wide range of colors and brightness is used well, if the colors don’t harmonize with each other, the picture will look awkward. Therefore, you must be comfortable with the three basic elements of color to use colors harmoniously. After that, you will have more confidence in using colors and will want to try more varied expressions.

In this class, we will use more than just the standard “peach” color and instead, through color theory, focus on how to use colors and add colors to make a richer tone.

All About Texture and Tone

The texture of skin follows the flow of the face. Every shape has a direction. Rectangles have horizontal and vertical directions and ovals have a circular direction.

If you fill in the tone without considering these directions, no matter how good your sketch is, you will feel that there is a flaw in the shape somewhere. To add tone to match the shape, the best thing to do is to fill in tones based on the direction. I’ll teach you how to color along with the flow.

I think skin tone is the work that creates the mood of a person’s skin such as skin with yellow tones, red tones, or pale tones, all of which are skin tones that we are familiar with. Even using filters on your phone, you can create many moods. Learn which colors to use and which to avoid based on skin pigments and the three elements of color. After this class, you will be able to make these judgements on your own.

Vivid and Rich-Tone Portraits

As you draw the two portraits, you will learn with a focus on how to use colors in various ways. It isn’t simply contrasting the original peach color with a darker color, but combining similar colors to create subtle but life-like portraits with opposite colors depending on the facial contrasts. By the end of the class, I’ll make sure you’ll be able to create portraits with depth that look as though they are under lighting.

If you carefully follow along through these two portraits and learn how to color, you will be able to color any portrait on your own.The more harmonious the colors, the more the mood of the portrait changes. This class will be your time to practice using colors in a variety of ways and expand your range of expression.

Everyone who came here after taking my other class, and people who I will get to meet for the first time through this class, I hope that these 5 months, and the time you spend drawing after the class, will become fun, exciting and comforting.


  1. Meet Doop: illustrator, artist, and your instructor
  2. Introducing Doop’s coloring class!
  3. Let’s look at the materials used in this course

01. Warm-up! Colors and Drawing Utensils

  1. Basic color theory
  2. Using Watercolors: soft coloring + density and white
  3. Using Colored Pencils: soft three-dimensionality and skin tones + blending and white

02. Facial Proportions: Simplified

  1. Drawing the face (frontal view)
  2. Drawing the face (3/4 view)
  3. Sketching practice (frontal view)
  4. Sketching practice (3/4 view)

03. All About Facial Features

  1. Depicting eyes with depth 1
  2. Depicting eyes with depth 2
  3. Eyebrows and eyelashes that highlight the eyes
  4. Drawing a natural-looking nose
  5. Lips that bring the portrait to life
  6. Easy-to-draw ears

04. Three-Dimensionality Created Through Coloring

  1. Basic principles of shading and skin flow
  2. Simple skin tones through similar colors
  3. Rich skin tones through mixing opposite colors

05. Natural-Looking Hair

  1. Simple structure and sketching
  2. Shading practice: Long hair
  3. Shading practice: Short hair

06. Creating a Portrait with Life-Like Tones

  1. Sketching (front view) and watercoloring
  2. Colored pencils
  3. Depicting the hair and adding finishing touches

07. Creating a Portrait with Rich Tones

  1. Sketching (3/4 view) and watercoloring
  2. Colored pencils
  3. Depicting the hair and adding finishing touches


Congratulations on completing the course!

Illustrator Doop


Hello! I am Doop, an illustrator with 120K followers on Instagram and I have worked on dozens of brand collaboration projects. As an artist, I express emotions and strange atmospheres with my work. I draw lines in empty spaces, combining them to fill my drawings. This process when drawing was what made me decide to become an illustrator. I tend to draw at night, conveying my complex thoughts through lines and colors, as one would in a diary with writing.

People write, sing, or speak to express their thoughts and feelings. For me, drawing was a way of communicating with the world in ways I cannot with words. Drawing was the only time I could truly be honest with myself.

As more and more people watch and love my work, I feel grateful. What you draw, and how you draw are important, but I would love to share this joy of drawing with the rest of the world.

  • People who want to draw soft but complete portraits
  • People who want to express various skin tones
  • People who want to use harmonious colors
  • People who are unfamiliar with what they need to fix in the finishing stage
  • DM Art Drawing Sketchbook 220g A4
    Paper suitable for use with watercolors and colored pencils. (Kent paper 220g)
  • SWC Watercolors
    Brilliant Tan (no.2), Shell pink, brown red, titanium white, sepia
    Base tones for face and hair. I will sketch with water-based colored pencils and fill the skin tone with the watercolor base first, and the reddish second tone will give life to the basic facial features.
  • Faber-Castell water-based colored pencils
    8200-190, 8200-191, 8200-131
    A set of 3colors.
  • Miguelro absorbent pad
    A sponge for water control when using watercolors.
  • Rubens Mini Palette
    A mini palette that is useful for putting together a small amount of paint.
    (✔ Due to frequent out of stock issues with the current package (Reubens Palette), we will instead provide you with a combination of the Munkyo Palette and the Faber-Castell water bucket.)
  • Huahong No. 14 Round Brush
    Use this brush to apply bass tones.
  • Sakura white pen
    A white pen for highlighters.
  • Faber-Castell Pencil Sharpener
    A three-pronged pencil sharpener which can sharpen boh Prisma and Faber-Castell colored pencils.

* The All-in-one package is available without colored pencils!

[Additional Components]

  • Prisma oil colored pencils (optional)
    25 colors
    * The colored pencils are priced in consideration of operational management expenses and overseas shipping costs because of frequent inventory issues.

    PC 938, PC 927, PC 1018, PC 939, PC 928, PC 1026, PC 1068, PC 1092, PC 1031, PC 1017, PC 997, PC 1083, PC 1095, PC 941, PC 946, PC 1099, PC 1082, PC 1023, PC 1059, PC 956, PC 925, PC 922, PC 926, PC 944, PC 1063
    (✔Due to insufficient stock, the color 8200-189 will be temporarily replaced with color 8200-190
    Due to lack of supplies, PC 1031, PC 1018, PC 927 can be replaced to similar colors.)

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