Artists and Illustrators July 2014

In this months article for Artists and Illustrators I discuss the steps of producing a Bistre underpainting. Bistre is known as the “wipe-out method”. A brown glaze is painted over a white canvas or board and then ‘wiped out’ to create the highlights. The shadows are built up using opaque paint and the half-tones are applied with a little colour on the brush allowing the warmth of the brown to show through the translucent glaze.

Artists and Illustrators July 2014

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