Monday, 27 February 2012

Emerging out of the dark

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
Leonardo da Vinci

These two drawings were made by covering the paper with a layer of charcoal, then lifting out & drawing back in, to enable the figures to emerge. I was pleased with the somewhat sculptural effect it created.

1 comment:

  1. Love this technique ... and am really drawn to the second drawing ...