Friday, June 12, 2015

Learning Grisaille

I just finished a new online class, Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor  Steven Reddy is a wonderful teacher, and the Craftsy platform is great.

The class teaches contour drawing, and creating depth with grisaille, a grey ink wash.  Watercolors and finishing touches are then added to the drawing.

Here are the various stages of my drawing, so you can see how easy it is:

Contour Drawing

Three Grisaille Layers

Watercolor Glaze

Finishing Touches

Needless to say there are all kinds of new ideas and questions rattling around in this brain of mine:

  • Size:  I worked larger than I usually do - do I like this?
  • Paper:  Do I need another journal? (LOL)
  • How can I apply this ancient technique to other media, like pencil crayons?
Stay tuned!

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