Figure Painting in Duo Tone

Improve your figure painting through the lens of duo tone or closed grisaille technique. The duo tone technique uses a limited palette and serves as a bridge between monochromatic and full-color painting. Unlike the closed grisaille, duo tone takes the subtle temperature shift in the human form into account.

Students will learn the fundamental principles of constructing the figure. We’ll explore concepts on obtaining accurate proportions, relative value relationship, development of structures and temperature shifts in the figure. Exercises and instruction are designed to sharpen students’ awareness and understanding of these areas. Instruction includes demos, critiques at students’ easels and occasional lectures.

What you will learn:

  • Constructing the human figure with good proportions and structures

  • Calibrating accurate value and subtle temperature shifts in the human figure