- First lay out the scene simply but with a

degree of accuracy Draw with a brush

(size 2 sable) using a light greenish-brown or greenish-grey to give a clear, almost diagrammatic oudine. Simple oudines are best, leaving large areas to flood widi colour.

2 Next put in the basic tones and colours.

The light lies beyond the shade of the trees and bushes, so nothing will be strongly lit except where the sun filters through. Spot in some yellow, as shown. The tableclodi may be white in reality, but in die shadow of die trees looks more purple-mauve. Go over die tableclodi, die chairs and parts of die jugs, oudining die shadows. Now use warm red-brown for the ground, the section of wall at the back and some of the foliage. Take it right up to the edge of the m i ■

lighter mauve tablecloth and chairs but wait until the former is dry before you lay in this sienna tone.

The last colour base is the dark olive green of the background vegetation and the tree trunk. This needs to be a tone or two darker than the ruddy tone of the ground. Where you have put patches of brown on the vegetation, just paint straight over it. Again, do this after the red-brown has dried. Flood the green over the vegetation and along the tree trunk, leaving a sliver of the brownish colour to indicate the edge. Outline the chair shapes, including the spaces between back rungs and the legs. With equal care, go around the objects that project beyond the far edge of the table. Notice how the unpainted parts of the objects on the table really stand out, and the table and chairs now look quite light.

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Freehand Sketching An Introduction

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