Aug 022009

On Day Three, Lynn demonstrated doing a value study in black and white oils. First she did a line drawing by “sight sizing.” Then she established a “bug line,” a term I was unfamiliar with. A Bug Line is the line where light striking a curved surface, divides into light and shadow. In the photograph Lynn was drawing from, the bug line was complex. Both Nanci Fulmek and I were doing side shots of our horses, so the shadows were mostly on the underside of the horse. It’s a little more difficult to see on my painting owing to the fact that Pelee is a bay rather than a chestnut and the sun was lower in the sky.

Posted by Picasa
 Posted by at 3:34 pm

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>