Airbrushing in Chiaroscuro style

This is a very interesting style of painting called Chiaroscuro. It is painting with light and using highlights to create shadows. Today’s subject is a study of a young girl’s profile. So grab your brushes and let’s get to it! So there you have it; some airbrushing white on black portraiture work. Building highlights to create shadows and the manipulation of light and dark, also … Continue reading Airbrushing in Chiaroscuro style

Learning to Draw with highlights to create Art

A writer once said…” you need to learn to read before you can write.” I feel the same way about painting and drawing. One needs to learn to learn the principles of lighting, shading, perspective, line, contour, depth and shape before applying anything to paint. So I have prepared a little time lapse drawing that will help you understand this a little clearer. Anh Pham … Continue reading Learning to Draw with highlights to create Art

Drawing the Black Panther. Colored Pencil art using the Chiaroscuro technique.

chi·a·ro·scu·ro kyärəˈsk(y)o͝orō/ noun the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting. an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something. Drawing is a lot like painting, in fact, Michaelangelo says that one cannot be a painter if they have not mastered the pencil.   Step 6:  A final step of adding white pencil highlights … Continue reading Drawing the Black Panther. Colored Pencil art using the Chiaroscuro technique.