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Re: depicting movement

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Sun, 31 Jan 1999 23:45:52 EST

<< What are the things to look for in depicting motion as you begin to draw
scenery with water, waves, trees, etc?
Try a lesson on parallel line. Parallel lines do not have to be
straight...they just have to be the same and at a similar distance from each
other. Vocabulary: echoing line, mimic, etc. Use Nude Descending the
Staircase for historical reference. This may result in cartoon-ish work,
Or try a lesson on blending with value. Tell them they cannot use a line at
any point...but must illustrate the edge of objects with a difference in
value. If allthe leaves on the trees are blowing, then none of them can have
a contour line...they must be blended softly, to show they are not static.
But the branches can be. Hope this helps.