Saturday, December 18, 2010
Drawing on non-white paper, pt. 1
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Rembrandt Drawings by Seymour Slive
Master Drawings of the Italian Renaissance by Claire Van Cleave
I was struck by some of the drawings where the artist worked on some sort of colored, non-white paper.
I decided to try it with this squirrel, one of our backyard visitors. He's looking at me in the kitchen window, taking his photograph.
It's interesting to work on a darker surface where you can darken AND lighten to depict something.
Suddenly that white pencil has purpose.
Derwent Watercolour pencils on tan paper