Chiaroscuro figure


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Using value to create the human figure through additive reductive techniques in drawing. Chiaroscuro. ARTS 1317 Medina

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Chiaroscuro figure

  1. 1. VALUE•Value is an element of design.•defined as the lights and darks inan art work.•black, white and ranges of grays.•Value can be a color and thelights (tints) and darks (shades) ofthat color.
  2. 2. LIGHT• We see light through waves of energy traveling through the air that are recognized by light and color sensitive receptors in our eyes.
  3. 3. • Light moves in straight lines, a SHADOW results from something blocking the light.
  4. 4. Key• The relative lightness or darkness of a picture or the colors employed in it; used in preference to value• High Key• Low Key• Full Value Range
  5. 5. Sphere-6 Categories of Light
  6. 6. CHIAROSCURO• In drawing and painting, the use of light and dark to create the effect of three-dimensional, modeled surfaces
  7. 7. Representing the Effects of Light• Realistic• Emphasis• Expressive
  8. 8. Atmospheric Perspective
  9. 9. Expressive use of light
  10. 10. Emphasis
  11. 11. • Tenebrism--violent chiaroscuro, dark manner used to lend mood or emotional expression, typical of Rembrandt Rembrandt Drawing at a Window
  12. 12. Dramatic use of light and dark
  13. 13. Drapery & Figure/Ground Relationship• Elements are perceived as either figures (distinct elements of focus) or ground (the background or landscape on which the figures rest).• Drawing III can experiment and investigate a melding of the drapery and figure• What can be the similarities between drapery and the human form?
  14. 14. Artist Ferdinand Hodler Themes: symbolism Swiss painter, 19th century Expressionist, realism
  15. 15. Materials Needed• Vine and willow charcoal• Charcoal pencils, one soft, one medium• Kneaded eraser• White eraser• Higher quality paper• Spray fixative• Tape
  16. 16. Additive Reductive Process• Tape paper evenly around edges to create a border• Use vine or willow sticks and apply evenly to paper, covering the entire surface• Aim for middle range value• Use vine or willow to draw preliminary sketch
  17. 17. Additive Reductive Process• Use soft charcoal pencil to shade in darkest values• Medium charcoal pencil for medium values• Use kneaded eraser to create the light values• Use white eraser for highlights• Work from general to specific• Leave details until the end