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Scenic Art for the Theatre, 3rd Edition by Peter Beudert, Susan Crabtree

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CHAPTER 10

TWO-DIMENSIONALSCENIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES

 

 

 

 

Here you are at last. The scenery is primed and cartooned, the colors are mixed, and you are ready to paint. The first piece of advice is simple: just put the color where the color goes. The second piece of advice is also simple: make every brushstroke count. Proper application of paint is not about smearing color around until it ends up in the right place by chance, nor is it about drowning the scenery in glaze coats all day long. It is the careful, thoughtful application of color in the proper sequence with the right tools. This chapter illustrates methods for many traditional painting techniques. Learning and practicing sound methodology will help you realize the two simple ...

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