Under-Drawing

Preliminary drawing made on the prepared canvas, panel, or other support before the application of paint. Underdrawings are obviously not meant to be seen after the picture is completed, but they are sometimes visible to the naked eye in thinly painted passages, as well as in unfinished works. They can also be revealed through infra-red photography or through the related technique of infra-red reflectography, which can achieve greater penetration of the paint layers.







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Art Theory

Use of Materials

Evaluation Process

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Line

Etching

Dry Point

Parchment

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Life Drawing