Graphite Techniques for Scientific Illustration
Beautiful artwork is created with value—the degree of light and dark in a specific subject. Working in pencil, develop values and master seamless gradations from the lightest lights to the darkest darks without the usual graphite sheen. A simple exercise trains each student to draw incredible detail using practical rendering of textures and different colors of objects represented as shades of gray; to recognize luminosities, reflections and contrasts; and to execute useful and fast forms to render hairs and thorns. Each participant will design a composition and begin an original work using tricks to draw viewers’ eyes to the focal point. See below for additional details, materials list and link to the online workbook.