This story is taken from “The Painter 8 WOW! Book.”
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Among the many artistic effects in Painter’s bag of tricks is the ability to add subtle coloration to ordinary drawings. One way to do so is shown here, where artist Chet Phillips transforms a black-and-white woodcut into a sepia-toned masterpiece.
The technique involves several steps — including turning black lines into brown strokes, converting white areas into transparent windows, and adding a textured background. Then Phillips uses Painter’s natural media tools — Nice Surface paper and Artists Pastel Chalk — to colorize the critters.
The result is a subtly toned, natural-looking woodcut worthy of hanging in an Adirondack Mountain lodge. Best of all, no chisels were required.
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Excerpted from “The Painter 8 WOW! Book” © 2004 Cher Threinen-Pendarvis. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Peachpit Press. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Tags