‘MANIKIN HEAD’ BLOCK-IN, SEMIAHMOO ARTS, VIDEO #3 OF 5 (DAY ONE & TWO)

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‘MANIKIN HEAD’ BLOCK-IN, SEMIAHMOO ARTS, VIDEO #4 OF 5 (DAY ONE & TWO)

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‘MANIKIN HEAD’ BLOCK-IN, SEMIAHMOO ARTS, VIDEO #5 OF 5 (DAY ONE & TWO)

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CEDR 162: Perspective Drawing at Emily Carr Continuing Studies, Weekends

CEDR 162: Perspective Drawing

This course is essential for artists, designers, illustrators and animators who wish to create convincing images of form, depth and space. Regardless of the form you work in, you will improve the impact of your work with an understanding of this powerful drawing technique. You will be guided through step-by-step exercises, moving from rough layout sketches to more carefully proportioned images of world architecture, vehicles and the human form.

https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/courses/CEDR/162

 

GESTURE DRAWING is good for you!

Everything has ‘gesture’. Just imagine ‘miming’ a bouquet of flowers or even a rock with your hand gestures. If your movements could leave a charcoal record on paper – that’s a gesture drawing.  Kinda like ‘air guitar’. Here is a step-by-step demonstration, including the use of a ‘reference frame’, useful for keeping to a scale or staying within a drawing space.

FINAL HANDOUT FINAL FOR GESTURE

COLOR WHEEL & COLOR AS VALUE

A very useful perception to add to your mental toolkit for painting is the ability to see color as ‘value’.  The ‘lights’ create piccolo sparkle, ‘mids’ create violin richness/sublety, ‘darks’ create tuba gravitas.  Deduct the lights and you have somber/moody. Deduct the mids and you have a kind of annunciation, readable from afar, but not all that interesting up close. Deduct the darks and you have ‘ethereal’, pixies dancing at twilight. Together and they give a full orchestra – but there is still the problem of ‘dominance’ – equal amounts of piccolo, violin and tuba are boring.

COLOUR WHEEL BEST

ERASER-ISM WATERCOLOR USING CREDIT CARD FRAGMENTS

This is a beautiful, cool piece by Painter, Dianne Longson, watercolor 18 x 20. So !  Eraser-ism is also possible with watercolor.  The trick is to paint diluted gum arabic on the paper first. This seals the paper and will allow scrape-outs using credit card fragments. I prefer scraping erasers with acrylic, credit cards with watercolor.  Wear gloves, as your hands are directly in the paint.

Subsequently, Dianne asked me how large can it work:  Here are my thoughts on this – If the gum arabic is used undiluted it seems to form a shiny, thick coating. This may crack or flake over time, especially when flexing and on larger sheets. I have not experimented, so I don’t really know. I guess you are blazing the trail. let me know how it works out.

Cheers,
Tony

DIANNE LONGSON FINAL CREDIT CARD PAINTING_edited-1