Art Lessons Now shares the technique of allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another, producing softened outlines or hazy forms.
Art Lessons Now Exploring the Techniques–that carry our work to the next level. Explore!
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Not comparing..but learning to control your line and technique is a challenge we all want to master. Learn to create the softness of the edges…it is called sfumato….
Sfumato is the technique of allowing tones and colors to shade gradually into one another, producing softened outlines or hazy forms.
The term "sfumato" is Italian which translates to soft, vague or blurred. The technique was popularized by the old masters of the Renaissance art movement, like Leonardo da Vinci, who used it to create atmospheric and almost dreamy depictions.
Study more Leonardo da Vinci to learn line…and softness..
Your lesson for the day…making edge disappear but still be an edge…if you master that you will have mastered everything..
“Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.”
Leonardo da Vinci
Apr 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519
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On drawing nd soft edges..note they were using the grid in the renaissance.