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Learn how to draw a Tonal Scale

 

Tonal ScaleThis week I wanted to show you a quick exercise to try if you are about to draw something in pencil or about to sketch something up, like a painting for example.

A graphite tonal scale shows how heavy that grade of pencil can go following through to how light it can be used. In the YouTube video, I used a 2B which is a fairly standard weight. Ladies, if your own weight is somewhere between size 12-14, the next time you are asked what is your weight, just say 2B, merely to see the reaction!

Tone is a critical part of any drawing, painting or mixed media artwork. Why? Because without tone, your artwork will look flat and 2D. By doing a tonal scale in just one weight pencil for a graphite sketch, you can then check if your sketch includes all areas of that scale.

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Artist: Norman Lindsay (1878-1969) Title: Study for Marriage Medium: Pencil on paper Image Size: 64.5 x 51.5 cm

Australian artist, Norman Lindsay (1878-1969), is a great example for tonal sketches. This continues in his pen sketches, etchings and also paintings. Imagine the lack of choice art supplies available around the turn of the 20th century yet the quality of the work of these artists is simply outstanding.

Enjoy watching this quick video of Mrs Red doing a tonal scale in 2B pencil and then have a go yourself. All you need is a pencil and a piece of paper, too easy!

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Contents of July’s Art Cart!

If you have been waiting to purchase Red’s Art Cart because you wanted a rough idea of what is inside, now is your chance! Every cart offers professional and student grade art supplies, info sheet about the products, example art work showing off the products and 2 YouTube video’s, this one, showing the contents and how to use them and the other filming the making of the art work. Great value for money.

August Red’s Art Cart closes on the 14th July so make sure you don’t miss out by clicking on the Art Cart tab and following the links to purchase.

 

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10% off Colouring Calendars

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Get in quick before the new year begins! Head to mrsredsartroom.com and click on ‘Online Shop’ tab OR click here to head straight to the art shop! mrsredsartshop.com

Type in the CODE for your 10% of my already lower prices.

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Wine & Untangle – Sept/Oct!

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Please come and join me for Wine & Untangle, now being held at the Burleigh Heads Surf Club! Book online via the Wine & Untangle tab on the Mrs Red website.

Cannot wait as the atmosphere will be wonderful!

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All new…Wine & Untangle! Take a look!!

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Wine & Untangle has changed! We now have two different painting events to choose from. You can chill out with a ‘watercolour’ session or party all night long with a ‘acrylics’ session. Book in before we book out!

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Easter School Holiday program!

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Wine & Untangle April poppies

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Please click to go to website, head to Wine & Untangle tab and click on which date you would like to attend!