Drawing With Color 1.6

Drapery. The allure of it, the complication of it, drawing it with color.

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We’re using an equidistant tetrad, which is two sets of complementary colors that are evenly spaced on the color wheel. Here are some notes on the direction of this project, using blue-green as a dominant color. Part of the class used green as the dominant color as well.

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The color pencils to be used are aligned with the outer “ring” of pure colors on the wheel: blue-green, violet, red-orange and yellow. We start with making a color and value scale.

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Then start right in on the drapery study, looking first for larger shapes of the whole still life, then gradually break it down into the smaller folds. All four colors are used to change values and create dimensions in the fabric folds.

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Student work in class:

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Here are some successful homework drawings of a hanging shirt that some of my students completed during the week:

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Nice work everyone!

 


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