Camouflage With Density

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When Emma and Gerald Thayer were asked to help illustrate a zoological book call “Concealing Coloration in The Animal Kingdom” they accepted the challenge. Their particular quarry in 1900 was the Cottontail Rabbit. Their medium was watercolor and, they worked … Continued

Perspectives of Disappearance

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Perspectives of Disappearance The perspectives of disappearance rely on many triggers. There is the proportional reduction of size over distance called linear perspective. Among others there are color recession, overlapping shapes, gradient shifts, diminishing ratio of value contrasts, diminishing edge … Continued

Different Strokes

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An artist’s tools determine their artwork’s methods, style, and appearance.  Using round, soft,  pointed,  animal hair brushes with ink on silk affected the methods of Chinese artists just as using long-handled flat brushes and the bright new opaque paints in … Continued