Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Artist Sketching with a Wollaston Camera Lucida

This image is by Cornelius Varley, Artist Sketching with a Wollaston Camera Lucida, 1830. This image is fascinating because the camera lucida enabled artists to draw outlines in perspective. The paper was laid flat. The artist looked through the lens containing a prism to see the paper and an image of his subject. This image was drawn using projections! Important elements of art in this image are line, (outlining and hatching), and value. There are various shades and hues of black and white. This image appears to be very lifelike and there even seems to be texture in the man's clothing.

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