Photographing Portraits and Ink Wash Techniques
1st Class: Krystof
During todays class you will all be taking photos of yourselves with the camera and lights from the school.
2nd Class: Today we will be drawing self portraits in pen and ink from the images which were taken on Monday.
First we will “Live Trace” all of our images in Illustrator. If you don’t know how to Live Trace then here’s a quick tutorial.
By Live tracing the image we will get a clear “value scale” map of our images. A value simply refers to a shadow. Since we don’t have a lot of time to spend drawing these we can use the same transfer technique we used on our stencils so we can have more time working with the materials, and many of the drawing elements will be already taken care of.
In this video tutorial we can see how to simply make different values for making washes with ink.
You will be using the photographed portraits made with Krystof and then you will be drawing these images with pen and ink, and then use ink wash techniques to fill in the final value shapes and variations.