This is the second of the Grisaille exercises. For the first Grisaille Louis demonstrated each step to familiarise the students with the process. This technique is different to the Wash Drawing as we are now mixing the tonal ranges using black and white paint. The class has now progressed to using three colours for the Grisaille. Burnt Umber, Black and White. For the first Grisaille students will learn how to mix burnt umber and black to a consistent neutral gray that is neither to cool or warm. Learn how to mix tones, and how to judge tonal relationships.
Mixing a consistent neutral gray can be difficult at first as can be seen in the example below, some tones are to warm and some to cool. This usually improves with practice.