Millions of tourists stand in amazement in front
of Italy’s great Renaissance frescoes, rich with colour and reflective of the immense talent of
era’s great masters. What these awe-struck
visitors cannot typically see, however, are the essential drawing components underneath
that brilliant, colourful surface.
Just as every great painting comes from a diligent sketch, every remarkable fresco begins as an artfully rendered cartoon that, when transferred into a sinopia drawing, serves as the fresco’s foundation
The Contemporary Charcoals Blog Series continues this week! Up in this installment is Canadian artist Roberta Murray. A native of Alberta, Murray captures striking views of the landscape in her oil compositions, but it is in her charcoal works that w
One of the most compelling aspects of charcoal drawing is the immediacy of the artist’s hand to which the viewer is treated. Each stroke or shadow can be read almost as if it is a line of a text, with the savvy connoisseur being able to trace the p
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