Thursday, March 8, 2007

Working on Cloth

I was so intrigued by the dress in Waterhouse's Miranda that I decided I needed to spend more time with cloth. So, here is a sketch done from Chardin's The Kitchen Maid. Of course, pen and ink representations are very different from oil paintings of clothing. However, in a basic way, they are similar. Chardin uses the clothing to suggest the model's form. You can see this clearly in the legs. Also, you can see a similar principle in the shadowing of her left arm. The cast shadow from her sleeve and the cast shadow from her right hand are the "key points" to suggesting the columnar shape of that arm.

Must get off and into the day...

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