Now I enter what Ingres called the ” probity” of art. Having suggested to a friend that they treat edges with more consideration i did a little drawing. Of a mandarin.
The outline silhouette is a beginning. Then we consider the difference between surfaces that turn away rapidly or slowly. Do we render this by blurring the slow and sharpening the rapid? Or do we darken the sharp and lighten the gentle? The temptation is to do both,but if you use a tonal signifier this will invariably run counter to any rendering of light. Continue reading Edge