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Week 5: Imprimatura Canvas Prep and Initial Charcoal Drawing with Cornelia Hernes

Week 5: Imprimatura Canvas Prep and Initial Charcoal Drawing
Discover the Depth and Beauty of Still-Life Painting Unlock the knowledge to develop a proper imprimatura.

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Cornelia Hernes
Composition, Still life
Oil Paints
3h 43m 30s

In week five, instructor Cornelia Hernes will guide you through the foundational steps of creating a full-size painting. You will begin by establishing an imprimatura on your canvas, setting the tone for the entire artwork. Cornelia will introduce you to the essential tools for charcoal drawing and demonstrate their effective use. By analyzing her previous studies, she will help you discern which composition translates best to a larger scale. Delving into the sight-size drawing method, Cornelia will share techniques to ensure accuracy and proportion in your artwork. By the end of this lesson, you will have confidently established the block-in on your canvas using charcoal.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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