I am energized N Notans!on I never really used them.r awhile but for some reason I never really used them. But in preparing for myasastel class yesterday it became clear how useful notans can be. What is a notan you might ask? Here is an excerpt omom an article on Notan on EmptyEasel.com by Dianne Mize:
"Notan means lightness/darknessSeeing Notan is the act of identifying patterns of light and dark. A good Notan drawing will simplify the full range of a subjects values into a black and white designthe white represents areas directly in the light, while the black depicts areas in shadow." Dianne Mize
Doing notans would be perfect for my lesson on simplification!
|An example of a notan (on right)|
... [via Painting My World]