thumbnail portraits in white chalk on black paper

thumbnail portraits in white chalk on black paper

Demo sketches from Friday’s session of the Drawing Room at the RISD Museum in Pendleton House.

We began by examining William C. Loring’s portrait of Miss. Whitten, looking at the structure of the head and neck as well as the composition of the painting. Then we looked for the composition and value structure in other portraits using white chalk on black paper.

superstructure of Miss. whitten, loring miss witten, Loring

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2 thoughts on “thumbnail portraits in white chalk on black paper

  1. Thank you! Part of the great pleasure of these RISD museum classes is working with inspiring people: my colleague Coleen Chan, a student at RISD, suggested we use black paper and it made for a great class.

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