Burnish The Colors And Honethe Edges

Build up the colors so they burnish. Add Dark Umber to create some of the darker color and texture. (Note that these bricks do not have the same amount of texture as the one in the finished illustration on page 68.) Use White to create the lightest color on top. Use Black to create the edges.


Stones, pebbles and rocks can add wonderful texture to your drawings. This pot from Pompeii is beautiful, but alone in a drawing it would be somewhat lackluster. The real beauty of the drawing is created by all the surrounding stonework. The contrasts of color, texture and size relationships of the different stones and pebbles bring the pot into a realistic context.

Study and practice the close-up exercises of the textured areas on the next page.

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