Wednesday, March 25, 2009

rendering suggestions

here are just a few more references to inspire you as you begin to render your perspectives.
the following images are from the book Color Drawing by Michael E. Doyle

in this image they are using a paint brush to make white highlights, a paint pen would do this as well

shading a shadows are what give your rendering depth, use your grays as well as graphite

these are showing how to do your renderings in steps and use a gradient to create reflective surfaces

this is showing the importance of colored pencils

Drawing and Designing with Confidence by Mike Lin is also a great book to look at.

helpful pointers :

• test colors on the same kind of paper that you will be using.
• do lighter colors first, you can go darker, but not that much lighter.
• (going over lighter colors with a gray is a good way to gradually darken colors.)
• you don't have to use markers alone- try graphite underneath/on top, and color pencils on top (going over colored pencil with markers will ruin them, the wax clogs the tip.)
• a white paint pen can also be used to help make highlights
• use a slip sheet. the marker may bleed through, so you will want a barrier to protect the paper or surface underneath your drawings.
• save old markers. they can be used for shading as a ‘dry brush’ appearance in your drawings.
• marker paper has two sides. make sure you are rendering on the correct side for a smooth appearance.
• store markers horizontally, especially with prismas (prevents drying out of the two tips).

• prismacolor-
• pros: dry marker. allows for a more detailed line
• triple tip allows surface variety
• cons: difficulty maintaining a ‘wet edge.’ wait too long, and the added color will cause bleed lines and overlapping

• chartpak-
• pros: wet marker. cover larger areas
cons: bleeding

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