This week in class students began to glaze transparent color into the darks of their dry bistre (underpainting). After covering all of the darks with a glaze, we mixed up a semi-transparent color string for the sky, clouds and lighter reflections in the water. These mixes were painted more directly, but allowing the bistre to shine through in areas in order to keep the layers luminous. Next week we will tackle more semi-transparent layers in the mountains, rocks and trees!
Students completed the bistre (underpainting) for their first indirect landscape. We toned with burnt umber, then sketched the shapes with a brush and continued to block in darker tones while lifting out the lights with a rag and wipe out tool.
Student Jenny Gomez just finished this beautiful pastel drawing of Princess Jasmine. Jenny is working on a series of the Disney Princess characters but with the style of the 1940s-50s pinup girl look.