1
   

Quick question on graphite portrait's background?

 
 
Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 11:13 pm
I am doing a portrait of this woman, but I need some opinions on the background. Should I shade lighter where her hair is, or where her face is? I need to make her features pop out, but since her hair is blonde, and her face is light, where should I shade the darkest? http://www.laraparker.com/graphics/Dark_Shadows-Angelique.jpg
Edit [Moderator]: Link converted to an image
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 1 • Views: 2,019 • Replies: 2
No top replies

 
Aldistar
 
  2  
Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2011 11:15 am
@TobiChan2,
If her face and hair are going to be light I would shade the area behind her darker. That should make her pop out from the background.
0 Replies
 
Questioner
 
  1  
Reply Thu 4 Aug, 2011 11:17 am
@TobiChan2,
Agree with Aldistar. From a figure-drawing chiaroscuro point of view, anywhere that's light should be contrasted with dark. In the case of the image provided, I would make the areas around her hair, face, and shoulders extremely dark. This will draw the viewer's eye where it is supposed to go.
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Quick question on graphite portrait's background?
Copyright © 2022 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.04 seconds on 08/19/2022 at 09:34:26