Monday, June 22, 2015

Drawing Lesson of Spanish Dancer

Learning the value of value: light and darks. The focus of this lesson was using toned paper and charcoal to suggest a woman dancing. The reference photo was a Singer Sargent painting called "Spanish Dancer." Using a blocking method and a few strong strokes, it was easy to see an image beginning and the balance of the light and dark that made his painting so powerful. 

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