Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Line, and the third dimension


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.



Blogger Dave Mann said...

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.

25 Nov 2009, 09:17:00  

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