Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

How to use top-lighting in drawing or painting a portrait

December 14, 2012

Investigating an unusual lighting set-up for portraits   Above: Gustave Courbet “The Cellist, Self Portrait”, 1847 Today’s art class on lighting for portraiture I have just completed a series of art classes on how to use tone. The final session looked closely at the use of light and shade in portraiture. Of course, this fascinating topic inspired plenty of […]

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Lighting the artist’s model…human or equestrian

October 11, 2012

Starting to think about tone, value and mood Above: Edward Hopper “Seated Male Nude” 1923-4 A tonal approach to life drawing Going back and forth to repeated life drawing sessions, it is easy for artists to run out of ideas and inspiration. Why not just stay at home and work from photos (we have no […]

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