SCUMBLING SHADING TECHNIQUES : How to Scumble Circular Strokes in Your Drawings with the Following Lessons and Tutorials
Painting with Pastels: Scumbling for Vibrancy
This lesson introduces some basic color pencil strokes which will be useful in your drawing. Make sure to go on to the next page for some exercises to help you practice your color pencil technique. As with graphite pencil, there are a range of techniques which you can employ when drawing with colored pencil. Which one you choose will depend on the final effect you are aiming for.
Scumbling in colored pencil means something rather different to the dry-brush painting technique. Colored pencil scumbling is a method of shading using tiny circles, sometimes called the 'Brillo pad' technique, due to the texture of that brand of steel-wire scourer.
Colored pencil techniques can help to render a great depth to any drawing subject. Let us look at the different colored pencil techniques that will help you for shading and adding textures to your drawings...
Colored pencil is one of the most versatile and easy-to-use mediums around and North Light Books author Ann Kullberg is one of the best. She regularly critiques student work at her website . Here is an excerpt from her most recent North Light Book, Colored Pencil Secrets for Success, which features personal critique sessions.
You might be surprised to learn that, aside from the pressure technique, the basic strokes for creating value when drawing with pen is exactly the same as when using pencil. The basic strokes include hatching, cross-hatching, contour-hatching, scumbling, and stippling, as shown in the examples below.
One of the most compelling characteristic of pastels is their ability to create a variety of wonderful textures. When you see any of Degas' pastel drawings, you can't help but be enthralled by his sensuous strokes.
This glowing pastel is a prime example of scumbling – floating a light layer of pigment on top of another. By gently laying one color over the next, with strokes barely skimming the surface of the paper, he builds up his image but allows the under layers and the texture of the paper to show through.
Pastels are a wonderful medium to work in as you get bright, brilliant colors and an easy flowing feel to your drawings. The speed with which you can draw is also an excellent plus as you can make quick, yet detailed, drawing when outdoors. You then not only have a dimensional drawing of the scene to work from back at home, but you also have a reasonably accurate color reference to work from.
Pastel painting techniques like scumbling, stippling, hatching, etc. help in creating beautiful effects with pastels. The pastel painting tips and information about various techniques given below would help in learning the basics...
Let's take a look at Contour Line drawing. Basically it is a way of using a line to fill in a shape or space. By following the shape or contour of the object being drawn you will define its shape. It is important however to see the shape as it is. For example lets take a ball and an apple. When rendering a ball you would want to create the illusion of roundness as in the figure to the left. Something like a planet or beach ball.
Basic Pen Strokes for Ink Drawing...We usually think of ink drawing in terms of line, because of the solid black line created with pen-and-ink, we imagine that we can't create tonal value. While this might be, strictly speaking, true - there are many ways that we can create the illusion of value.
Do you now scumble, or have you ever scumbled in the past? Ever even heard of scumbling? If you’re a beginning artist, the word may be new to you. I think it’s a funny-sounding word and probably not one you use in everyday conversation except possibly with other artists. Today’s Image is a sample of a pastel drawing with a forest green scumbled with bright yellow.
Basic Pencil Drawing Techniques - Many people don't realize that it's not as simple as coloring a picture. There are many different shading techniques that will help beginners improve on their pencil drawings. These techniques are very basic and some of the most commonly used techniques for pencil artists.
Scumbling - What is Scumbling? - Scumbling usually refers to the application of a fine layer of paint with a very dry brush. It is sometimes described as a glaze effect, but rather than the pigments being dispersed in a transparent medium, scumbling creates a fine mesh of opaque pigment.