Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Au Revoir Leno, Aux Trois Crayons

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Conte crayons on paper
Another Letterman sketch from this week. I've been experimenting with an old drawing technique called "aux trois crayons" in French, literally translated "with three pencils" or "with three chalks." Traditionally, the drawing is done with white, black, and sanguine on a toned paper, with the paper serving as a mid-range value. Many of the Old Masters -- da Vinci, Rubens, Watteau among others -- used this technique, particulary for nude studies and portraits. Developing skin tones is just so fun aux trois crayon!

Leno leaving the Tonight Show isn't really drawing too much attention at our house. I guess we are tried-and-true Letterman people though Sharkboy thinks some of Dave's "bits" are getting repetitive. Sigh. So it is in the real world. Our baby's growing up.

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