Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Cloaked Woman

The Cloaked Woman 
8" x 10"

With this concentration, I chose to scratch another scratchboard.  I decided not to add anything to the background of this piece, which gave a sort of importance to the statue.  The isolation around the statue draws the viewers eye to the statue.  The different values in the folds of the statues dress draws the eye upwards and points to the darkened face of the statue.  I used an exacto knife to scratch away the black paint.  I also used a small rough brush to give a smoother and softer look to the folds in the clothing.  Before I scraped away the black surface, I drew a sketch on another piece of paper and transferred the contour lines to the scratchboard as a guide to help keep the statues proportions accurate. 

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