Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Line, and the third dimension

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Paintings are not flat.  Not good ones. Painter Michael Newberry explains in this mini-tutorial how artists, good ones, use line, especially the bounding line of the figure, to help give three-dimensional depth to what appears on their two-dimensional sheet of paper.  Read Mini-tutorial: Line Value, Use the Wall.

1 comment:

  1. A very insightful article which threw a lot of light on one aspect of artistic technique.

    Unfortunately though, my first impression is that this poor woman is sitting in a puddle of her own urine....

    Softening the edges of the shadow detail might have avoided this effect somewhat.

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