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# COPYING THE MASTERS

Keynote Presentation. designed for DVI . by Camilla S. Haneberg. COPYING THE MASTERS. What Can We Learn as Artists from Copying Artwork Done by the Old Masters?. What Can We Learn as Artists from Copying Artwork Done by the Old Masters?.

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COPYING THE MASTERS

Keynote Presentationdesigned for DVI by Camilla S. HanebergSlide2

COPYING THE MASTERS

What Can We Learn as Artists from Copying Artwork Done by the Old Masters?Slide3

What Can We Learn as Artists from Copying Artwork Done by the Old Masters?

realistic proportions of the figureSlide4

What Can We Learn as Artists from Copying Artwork Done by the Old Masters?

realistic proportions of the figureobservation of progressions of value that make a two dimensional paper look like a three dimensional formSlide5

What Can We Learn as Artists from Copying Artwork Done by the Old Masters?

realistic proportions of the figure

observation of progressions of value that make a two dimensional paper look like a three dimensional form

line quality, mark making…how an artist uses media to represent the figureSlide6

So, how do we get started?Slide7

Let’s use this figure drawing by Andrea del Sarto. Slide8

Start by measuring the width versus the height.

Width

HeightSlide9

Form a notional space around the figure using the width and height measurements. You can center this notional space onto

Next you can form the envelope using as few angled lines to show the overall shape of the figure…

We’re working from big to small. Slide11

Please remember that during this process you will more than likely be erasing more lines that you keep. If it doesn’t look or feel right, change it.Slide12

Be kind and patient with yourself, we are all learning…and learning means we will make lots of mistakes.Draw lightly with your pencil so erasing is easier.Slide13

Start filling in some lines to indicate edges and connections you see across the figure. Slide14

Continue looking across the figure to make lines that work from big to small in steps. Slide15

Start to fill in curves and eliminate unnecessary lines. Slide16

Yours may look different because you may choose different angles and curves, but eventually by using the angles to make curves in the right place you should have a figure drawing that is looking like a figure.

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From here you work on the contour, which is an outline of the edges of the figure, including the smaller angles that are turned into subtle curves.

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Now you can start to work on the shadows, looking for where the light changes to shadow. Slide19

Copy the cross hatching lines as closely as possible. It is hard to represent the line quality using a computer to illustrate this, so you are set free to do a much better job than what the computer can do.

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Try to make your marks as exactly the same as what you see as possible. Flick your eyes back and forth between the original drawing and your drawing and the differences will become easier to notice, so you can change them.Slide21

Good luck and do your best!Slide22

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