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Friday, February 17, 2017

From Entry Level to more complex techniques

H for a Hummingbird (Mixed media by Christine Hubbell) 

Basic illumination techniques explored the symbolism and traditional components of this ancient design form which typically incorporated floral elements along margins and around capital letters. The students designed a personal illumination in this traditional style. By clicking here you can see more examples from this class.

We have also learned to see textures and recreate those using colored pencils on Mylar film which is very different form paper surface. Mylar’s translucence and the new way of working gave a unexpected addition to these students’ toolbox. Please click here to see samples of textures.  Finally some examples from our entry level drawing class, in many cases these well rendered tulips are the artist’s first attempt to draw a botanical subject.  

(Colored Pencil Textures on Mylar by Penelope Yerigan)

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