Presentation on theme: "The Prud’houn Method. Materials: Conte Crayon, black and white. Use a soft crayon for the intial steps when blending. Use a harder crayon on the final."— Presentation transcript:
The Prud’houn Method
Materials: Conte Crayon, black and white. Use a soft crayon for the intial steps when blending. Use a harder crayon on the final layers when you want the hatches to remain visible. The paper is is a gray-blue. Use a tortilla to blend the chalk.
3 Stump Out HatchesStump Out Hatches
4 Hatch WhiteHatch White
5 Hatch BlackHatch Black
6 Lightly StumpLightly Stump
7 Apply White AgainApply White Again
8 Add Black AgainAdd Black Again
9 Hatch, Tortillon,Hatch, Tortillon, and Hatch Again
10 FinishingFinishing Refinements
To emulate Prud'hon, apply the hatches in rows, NOT RANDOMLY. As the rows add up, you get a continuous tone. The hatches only slightly interlock:
Yet more on applying the hatches Prud'hon's particular hatching technique is eccentric. It is instructive to take a guess at how he worked, try it out, and see if you think your work improves. I can attest that the struggle to render in his manner (which is difficult) has strengthened my painting.