Plaster Cast Copy

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Plaster Cast Copy

  1. 1. Copying a Plaster Cast
  2. 2. Sight-Size DemonstrationStep 1An assortment of drawingsupplies, including vinecharcoal, sandingboard, stumps, kneaded eraser, andwhite charcoal.
  3. 3. Step 2Hold a plumb line horizontally whilestanding a measured distance from theplaster cast and the drawing surface.
  4. 4. Step 3Prepare the drawing surface withthree horizontal lines and one verticalline that will help draw the plaster castexactly the same size as it appearsfrom a measured distance.
  5. 5. Step 4After dropping a plumb line, use a ruleto draw a clean vertical line.
  6. 6. Step 5With a plumb line dropped in front ofa view of the plaster cast, draw the“potato shape” of the cast’s outline.
  7. 7. Step 6Once you are confident in his outlineof the cast, identify the outline of theshadow shapes.
  8. 8. Step 7Continuing to make all measurementsfrom a distance, use a line heldhorizontally to check the alignment ofthe drawing and the plaster cast.
  9. 9. Step 8This photograph shows the artist’sview of his drawing and the plastercast from the measured distance awayfrom the easel. Note the dark castshadows first.
  10. 10. Step 9Because objects need to be drawn andpainted within an environment, youmay use use charcoal to tone the areasof the paper surrounding his renderingof the plaster cast.
  11. 11. Step 10Begin to indicate the highlights on theplaster cast using white charcoal (oreraser).
  12. 12. Step 11A comparison of the finished charcoaldrawing and the actual plaster cast.
  13. 13. THE COMPLETED WORK:Cast Study, Venus

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