Monday, May 11, 2009

May 12, 2009 Kids Balloon Illustration


Here is the 1st in a series of (4) - Balloon Kids. This illustration began with a "graiselle" underpainting, then was finished with Prismacolored Pencils. It measures 6 x 6".

Grisaille (grɪʼzaɪ, -ʼzeɪl; French: gris, grey, French pronunciation: /ɡʁi.zaj/) is a term for painting executed entirely in monochrome, usually in shades of grey or brown, particularly used in decoration to represent objects in relief. Some grisailles, in fact, include a slightly wider colour range, like the Andrea del Sarto fresco, here illustrated.
A grisaille may be executed for its own sake as a decoration, as
underpainting for an oil painting (in preparation for glazing layers of colour over it), or as a model for an engraver to work from. "Rubens and his school sometimes use monochrome techniques in sketching compositions for engravers."

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