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Painting by layers

“… drawing layer by layer was important to attain a depth effect, that makes the object in the background look far away from the viewer’s point of view.”

This week I have been working with color pencils. I have painted a landscape inspired by the Swiss Alps with a lovely bernese mountain dog at the center of my drawing.

I started drawing from the first plane (dog, stones and vegetation), then I continued with trees and finally with the mountains at the background. The first layer of color was dim since I was focusing on shapes rather than details.

So next I started adding more darkness in the shades of the rocks. I then continued to darken the vegetation. For that part I painted lines of different shades of green and a bit of yellow. I found a nice effect of depth with the background. The mountains and sky were still dim in color so it made like a an effect of being very far away from the frist plane. Indeed this is the effect of the mountains on the background.

Nevertheless I continued making the mountains darker and still the effect of depth was preserved; though not as intense as it was a step before. So drawing layer by layer was important to attain a depth effect, that makes the object in the background look far away from the viewer’s point of view. This is an important lesson I have learned by doing this drawing. See you soon on my next blog entry. Enjoy nature as much as you can.

ADA – Fabian Cuetara-Guadarrama

PS. This time I decided to publish this entry in English and leaving out spanish for the moment. It makes my production faster. So, in any case would you like to have both versions (Spanish-English) for the next entries? If so please let me know, otherwise I will leave out Spanish version until something important to comunicate arrives.

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