Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Last night students tried their hands at ink and wash. To achieve the most amount of clarity with washes, it is best to work in layers allowing the first to dry before applying the second. In addition, students mixed 2 - 3 values in cups of water. As in Richards drawing above, some students employed pen techniques as well. The strong diagonal division balances the cluster of forms against the open, atmospheric background. The cloud-like washes  are achieved by working wet on wet (flooding the ink into pools of water). The linear elements add structure while the wash provides a sense of light as well as addressing the local values.

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