Subject: Shiny & Smooth Surfaces in Scratchboard with Ann Ranlett
Thursday, October 26
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Museum & ISSA Members- $99 Non-Members- $125
The shiny surface of chrome is a fascinating subject and the process to create a drawing that replicates the look of chrome is diﬀerent than the process to create fur. The challenge is evaluating & replicating the shapes that fit together to give the illusion of the chrome surface. Smooth surfaces can be found in other subjects that aren't necessarily shiny: skin, fabric, metal, etc. I use a layered stippling technique to create the values of smooth surfaces and some of the mid-values in chrome. It's a method that seems to be quite unique, based on how I've seen my colleagues tackle similar surfaces. I scratch, then stipple with ink (in a technical pen), scratch again, stipple again, etc. until I've achieved the value(s) I need.
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