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lost and found sketches…

October 24, 2011

I was scanning a drawing the other day – to my surprise, I found some lost sketches on the back side of the paper. I’d completely forgotten I’d done these little notes at the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon.

Regular readers might notice a slight different about these. I’ve taken to lightly ‘outlining’ the shadow shapes – little contour lines around what would be continuous washes – say in the hollows under the eyebrows, or in the shape of hair in the sculpted beard. I’m not sure I could make perfect sense of these now – but if while I’m standing there painting, I’d be using these little clues to work out the light and dark shapes that create volume.

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  1. October 24, 2011 12:29 PM

    Outlining the shadow shapes is a very effective technique! I can “see” what you were looking at…

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