10 January 2012

POST YOUR DRAWING TIP


Post your drawing tip (following the format below) and I will collect them in our new 
Post any personal tip from drawing tool to techniques. Keep it short and simple.
Title it "TIP FROM YOUR-NAME"


TIP FROM ANDREW

My own personal rule of thumb. Every drawing should these 3 parts. Highlights, mid tones and darks. Highlights can be the white of your paper or a very light colour. Midtones are your greys or any colour that becomes grey when you convert it to grey tones. Darks are your solid blacks or very dark colours. With these 3 tones in your pictures, you will bring out the shapes of objects more clearly. (some exceptions just have highlights and darks)
I find that the more contrast I have between each of the 3 tones, the more crisp the picture becomes.
Squinting your eyes when you are on the streets can help you see the 3 tones more clearly.