Monday, August 19, 2013

Alyssa Monks

Workshop: Flesh Painting: Volume through Color with Alyssa Monks

This workshop is designed to guide the students toward creating a figure painting, using both indirect and direct traditional painting techniques. The process will begin with preparations such as choosing a composition through quick studies and then drawing in the final composition with an imprimatura wash. When that is dry, the students will learn to create color relationships that portray the perfect space and volume, creating the illusion. Emphasis is then placed on paint application and ways of activating the surface. Finally the picture will develop through indirect layers of opaque and transparent painting
to achieve the delicate nuances of flesh. Students can choose to work from live model or digital photographs upon approval.

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