The teddy bears have been trying to get out of their box lately. I agreed to let them out if they promised to sit still for two classes yesterday.
The bears are a very different subject than last week’s ceramic objects but I suggested that we use the same technique. This involves wetting an area with a light wash and touching darker paint into the wet area. I divided my demonstration into individual components (arms, legs, ears, etc.). I separated the components, as you can see below, in order to make my analysis more obvious to the students.
The students didn’t leave the white spaces between the various shapes but did find it useful to paint the arms and legs, for instance, one at a time. It allowed more control over the soft-edge technique. However, it demanded other things. Enough paint had to be mixed, ahead of time, to maintain colour consistency in each bear.
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