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Art and Design

A resource guide for art and design students and others looking for resources for the practical creation of artwork and the study of materials and techniques. For art history and theory resources see the Art History LibGuide.

Painting and Drawing

RISD Adjunct Professor Clara Lieu and Art Prof Guest Teaching Artist Song Kang demonstrate and explain all of the art supplies and drawing techniques you need to create a detailed scratchboard drawing from beginning to end. Song and Prof Lieu begin the process by shopping for reference objects to observe in order to create an imaginary underwater landscape at an Indian grocery store. Next, Song demonstrates the broad range of lines and marks you can make on scratchboard using an etching needle, a scraper, sandpaper, and more. Song explains in depth how she designs the composition and various techniques for creating cross hatching effects, showing how to group and layer the lines to achieve many different visual effects.

Painting and Drawing Books

Painting and Drawing Links