Underpainting is a technique where colours are applied to a model to form a base for later paints. The purpose of doing this is to use the underpainting to affect the colour value of later paints, and increase their lightness. Lightness in this context is the perception of luminance by the human eye, and there’s a whole bunch of science behind that because the human perception of light is non-linear compared to the brightness of an object, so something twice as bright is not perceived by the human eye as being twice as bright. (Click on the link for more…)
Using geometric shapes and guidelines, these educational illustrations break down the complexity of human faces into different steps, usually accompanied by titles and descriptions to make the process easier to follow:
Hyperallergic: A Century of the Artist’s Studio Is a Peek Into the Artist’s Mind.
Hyperallergic: Shining a Light on the Art of the Printmaker.
Muralist Noni Olabisi, whose art galvanized South Los Angeles communities, dies at 67
Noni Olabisi’s generosity and provocative work embodied “the power of art to transform and make real our stories,” as one collaborator remembers.