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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Modeling the Figure in Art with Light and Shadow, My Painting, Dancer






This is an early painting on watercolor paper, Dancer. I wanted to emphasize the strength of the dancer; I did this with modeling of strong light and form shadow. The light is from above the dancer. You can also see the mid tone and form shadow. The background is blurred but I have created depth with the cast shadow. The artist, Velazquez, used this background technique in a number of his paintings, i.e. The Infante Don Carlos.

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