Friday, 5 June 2015

Grisaille

... or Shades of Grey.
Often used as an underpainting technique, grisaille uses up to nine values of grey to create depth.

It was good to get the paints out again despite a leaky water pot, and I think the results are quite good. I think my mid-grey started out too dark but as time wore on I was able to create a wider variety of tones on the palette without the result getting too muddy as it can do in colour.
Looking at it again, this first image needs more work on the near arm and I struggled to get the mouth right but it's not bad


I'm much happier with this one


Next week's class will involve taking this second image and over-painting colour.
Scary-ish stuff.

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