I just can’t seem to get the hang of creating changes of tone. They are either abrupt, overworked or imperceptible. More practice needed!
I’m just trying to get familiar with what you can do with washes.
I just wanted to get comfortable with pencil and wash and play around with what’s possible.
An unusual cartoon for Tiepolo, using line for shade rather than wash.
Tone added. Just love his drawings. It’s the life from the swirly lines and tones. I could copy these forever.
These figures were from the same cartoon. I love the way he can create an impression of something, even a mood, in so few lines. These are just the lines. I’ll add tone tomorrow. The lines are a little stilted compared to Tiepolo’s because I was trying to copy his. They need to be free and spontaneous to give the right mood.
This time a faceless character from a sketch. I love the way some of the lines are pen, some brush stroke. My brush was too thick, though, so I’ll have to find a smaller one. The dry brush strokes add texture, too.
The original sketch didn’t have a tone wash but most of his sketches do, so I added one. I just followed his style of loosely flinging it about.
A copy of a quick Tiepolo sketch. It’s interesting how few continuous lines there are. the form is suggested rather than outlined, and very few lines are straight, which gives it life.
A bit of practice in creating tones.