“First, an underdrawing is block-printed onto the fabric to guide the shape and placement of the design elements.”
“All the authorities have by now come around to his conclusion, Mr. Seracini says, yet the curators of Florence's Uffizi Gallery, where the painting hangs, have added no mention of the discovery to the information that visitors see; nor have they chosen to display images of the "underdrawing" by Leonardo that Mr. Seracini's analysis revealed.”
“This could be any portrait painter at the easel; indeed the painterly process from charcoal underdrawing to claggy conclusion is the least interesting part of the book, partly because how they are made is so evident in the paintings.”
“Their discoveries—including Bellini's compositional changes, surprisingly bravura brushwork, fingerprints and underdrawing, as well as the revelation that he anticipated some of the innovations attributed to his greatest students, Giorgione and Titian—are the focus of the Frick's boutique show "In a New Light: Bellini's 'St. Francis in the Desert.”
“Infrared examination showed a superb metalpoint underdrawing that everyone agrees is by Raphael.”
“Some of the teachers and students believe in "finding" the drawing with paint rather than doing a tight charcoal/graphite underdrawing.”
“The cartoons consist of colors placed over charcoal underdrawing on paper; they were subsequently cut into strips for use in Pieter van Aelst's Brussels atelier, where the tapestries were woven.”
“I'm not championing Sargent's direct painting method over any other approach; say, a more procedural technique like developing a refined underdrawing, then underpainting in dead color, then overpainting and glazing -- the sort of method you are known to use -- I'm just pointing out a dividing line exists between the two different ways to paint.”
“I would imagine that an underdrawing with the shadows indicated would be helpful, even with a mid-tone painted over it, as it would probably still be somehow visible through the paint layer.”
“As for the underdrawing, Kautzky says do it lightly in pencil first an H or 2H might help Kautzky probably just did the bigger shapes then continued thinking "drawing" as he rendered.”
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