Basic Shapes, Continued
Cylinders reflect light at the bottom and top. The soft, graded edges make
the flat rectangular shape have a definite round appearance. Using a raised
mask on a cylinder body works better than using a frisket.
cylinders, work from light to dark.
To airbrush cylinders:
Make a dark outline of a cylindrical (rectangle) form.
Place a frisket over the drawing and cut out the area to be painted.
Starting at the top, paint a slight shadow over the raised edge of the
mask slightly below the top of the cylinder.
Turn the drawing over so that the bottom of the cylinder is now the
Paint a slight shadow over the raised edge of the mask and slightly
below the edge of the frisket.
Apply pigment slightly lower, leaving a light streak between it and
the top stroke using a raised mask. Turn the drawing over again.
Return to the streak at the bottom of the cylinder and extend the
pigment part way up the side.
Once dry, remove the frisket.
Clean up the drawing.
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