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?
Artist Ferdinand Hodler Themes: symbolism Swiss painter, 19th century Expressionist, realism
Materials Needed• Vine and willow charcoal• Charcoal pencils, one soft, one medium• Kneaded eraser• White eraser• Higher quality paper• Spray fixative• Tape
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
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