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Drawing with…Trois Crayons

$40.00

Trois Crayons is not a famous French artist of the past, it is instead a fundamental drawing technique used by all the Old Masters (and some Young Masters too) that figurative artists today, should know and practice.

In this session of Drawing with… we will copy two works executed with this very important but not very well-known technique, practicing how to master tonal rendering, chromatic shifts, and color temperature. Understanding this technique will permit you to create beautifully complex and subtle light effects and increase the sense of volume and life in your drawings and paintings.

Materials:

  • Drawing paper: a couple of sheets of lightly toned drawing paper, tan or gray. You can also stain a sheet of hot press watercolor paper with coffee or brown ink or watercolor.
  • Charcoal sticks in medium and soft gradation.
  • Red earth, black and white chalk (General’s), or Conte-Cretacolor crayons. You can also use colored pencils in the same colors
  • Erasers and pencil sharpeners

roberto osti
roberto osti
Roberto Osti teaches figure drawing and human anatomy for artists at the New York Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Formally trained as a medical illustrator before becoming a fine artist, Osti has contributed his work to many science and art publications. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Europe and the United States. He is the author of Basic Human Anatomy (2016), an art instruction best seller and classic reference book. His latest book , Dynamic Human Anatomy has been released in March 2021.
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