Wednesday, May 12, 2010
One thing I really wanted to avoid in this project was the use of large areas of flat color. I wanted students to learn to modulate color using brush, pencil, and ink techniques. You know, show me gobs of texture and visual depth blah, blah, blah... These guys were the most dificult group to motivate. I had to push and push these guys (well, girls mostly) but look what they came up with. Sure, they satisfied me with the glazing and drawing in the squid so when they thought to paint the background 6 different shades of undmodulated blue I thought... okay. Nice touches like the nasty yellow teeth on the shark.