Thursday, November 29, 2012
Exercise in lights and darks
So I was reading James Gurney's book (sorry I can't remember the name) and he was talking about a painter (whose name I also don't remember) and a painting of a windmill, and how each of the blades of the windmill was handled differently--light on dark, dark on light, dark on dark, and light on light--and how interesting that is. So that's what this is all about. The guy is from a picture in our local newspaper (of a local college basketball player whose name I don't remember either--though one of my students recognized him and commented upon it when walking past my desk this morning). I made a couple little tonal sketches, and while working on this realized that I do a lot of this in my drawings anyway, but not usually all four. Getting the light on light was the hardest.
Oh, and here's a link to a page of Gurney's blog where he talks about this: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2012/11/bargue-study-of-seated-man.html