Emerging out of the dark

“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
Leonardo da Vinci

These two drawings were made by covering the paper with a layer of charcoal, then lifting out & drawing back in, to enable the figures to emerge. I was pleased with the somewhat sculptural effect it created.

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One Response to Emerging out of the dark

  1. cococita says:

    Love this technique … and am really drawn to the second drawing …

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