Thursday, April 8, 2010

4/7 Colored Pencil on Black Paper

M/W class began their colored pencil drawings. We started with a lecture on some color theory focusing on the various "color schemes"-- colors that work well together.  Students drew with the primary colors and black and white on black paper.  Alan DeMarche's employed a more dense and saturated application of color whereas Emile Rosewater used a more "airy" or layered technique.  Alan also began his drawing by laying in a base of white.  In other words, he started by addressing all the highlights and midtones in white working towards the shadows and dark areas.
Emile used the warmers on the surface of the skull and in the highlights and used the "cooler" blue hue in the shadows and receding planes.

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