Art Principles In Portrait Photography

How to Apply the Highest Classic Artistic Principles to your Photography.

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line with the reducer and immediately tap the one side of it with a brush holding water. This connects it with the moist area, blending it. A great variety of lines can be made in this way.
With a brush rather long and thin, such as the impulsive Japanese use, the most graceful lines can be Lines. etched over a medium dark ground or over a film of considerable density. Such lines can be made to represent grasses, foliage, tree trunks, in fact any form, if the hand is skilful.
In light backgrounds small spots of dark are often advantageously placed as a foundation to the light flowers to be painted over them with Me dium B. We can make these dark shapes by using the brush strongly charged, then quickly applying the royal blotter.
A certain Rembrandtesque depth results from the following treatment: Take a plate having a well-lighted head, reduce all of the picture with the exception of the forehead, mouth, and chin. The royal blotter and the pure water brush must be skilfully used with the full strength reducer to get rich results. This yields an effect not unlike that of a painting in which the lights are put on thickly to produce the appearance of substance and plasticity in the flesh.
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