Wednesday, November 01, 2017
"City of Light" 9 x 12 mixed #Inktober
Our challenge for Girls Just Wanna Paint during October is "chiaroscuro" which is a pictorial representation of values without color. (Click the word for the entire definition). I have been doing a series of drawings using ink for the #Inktober challenge, this being my 31st. I decided to create an image in approximately five values, one being the tint of the paper I chose. I drew this image of Paris in ink, then used a brush with some india ink for the darkest value, following with white conte crayon for the lightest value. I also used my warm gray marker and layered combinations of the warm gray and lightly applied conte to soften the black and the edges. The black is a little heavier than I prefer, but I am very interested in the experiment. Chiaroscuro drawing traditionally involves tinted paper and an indication of values. As always... thank you for looking!.