Grisaille ATC Drawing Lesson
Project = artist trading card
Technique = grisaille
Style = point perspective
Media = graphite and colored pencil
Materials = drawing pencils, colored pencils, ruler, drawing paper,
spray fixative, eraser, tape, color wheel, pencil sharpener
Review vocabulary – 5 mins
Powerpoint Introduction to 3 drawing techniques – 5 mins
Demonstration of point perspective – 5 mins
Student practice of point perspective – 5 mins
Point perspective project done with grisaille technique – 40 mins
transparent – clear enough to see through
opaque – unable to be seen through
water-soluble – able to be dissolved in water
contrast – to show differences by comparing
value – how light or dark a color is
intensity – how bright or dull a color is
complement – colors opposite each other on the color wheel
linear perspective – a mathematical solution to showing the illusion of
dimension on a flat surface
vanishing point – a point at which all horizontal or vertical lines
Something to think about
Why would an artist do a value study under-drawing before adding color to an artwork 80 years ago?
For what subjects or themes would you like to use the techniques of grisaille or point perspective?
What other treatments could you apply to the value study layer before adding the colored pencil layer?
How can you brighten a color?
How can you dull a color?
How can you lighten a color?
How can you darken a color?
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