Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Depth of Field with Gray, & Upcoming Events

This week I will be at the annual U of O Tools of the Trade Show in Eugene, OR.

Wed. & Thursday, Nov. 6 & 7th, 10 am to 6pm
University of Oregon Main Campus Bookstore, Downstairs in the art department.

Come for a chance to win doorprizes, meet amazing artists and watch them work. There will be an amazing sale going on, and I will be there all day to answer Copic questions.

Depth of Field, Gray Outlines
Here's a drawing I was working on last year at that event. I drew the main black outlines with multiliners, then photocopied it onto nice paper. I then drew in the bunnies in the distance and the flying deck of cards with a gray multiliner.

You can see how simply drawing things with a lighter outline creates the illusion of depth of field. Notice even the largest cards, up close, I drew with a light outline. When I color the things outlined in gray, I don't use the same intensity of colors as I do on areas outlined with black.

Here is a photo of the finished piece. I really like how it came out (though this photo was taken during the event in poor light). I like how you can clearly see the important bunnies, and the ones in the distance are not as prominent.

Who knows what I will draw this year? I don't even know, so I am really looking forward to seeing what I come up with over the next few days!

Also, our new classes I mentioned yesterday are now open for enrollment! We have already had some applications, and popular classes are already starting to fill. If you want to take one of our classes at CHA, you need to apply soon!

You can find Workshop information and applications HERE on the Copic Website.

You can find Standard Certification information and applications HERE on the Copic Website.

You can find Intermediate Certification info and applications HERE on the Copic Website.

See you at CHA!!

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