Saturday, December 4, 2010

CFD2 Mucha Copy

For homework over Thanksgiving break, we were assigned to study one of the works of the great Alphonse Mucha. (Check out some of his INCREDIBLE artwork here:

I picked one of his most lovely decorative panels, Summer 1896. I used colored pencils for this thorough study of Mucha's figure drawing techniques. It was not required to use color for this assignment, but Mucha's use of color was so masterful that I did not want to overlook what I could learn from mimicking his use of color as well as his design and drawing techniques.

Lesson Learned: Line weight is extremely important in figure drawing. Varying line weight adds interest and dimension to the drawing and helps to define overlapping forms and contours of shapes.

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