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Drawing and Rendering for Theatre by Clare P. Rowe

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Chapter 5

Three-Dimensional Modeling

In drawing the three-dimensional modeling technique uses value differences to replicate reflected light and shadow on objects in the drawing. A drawing without the effects of light and shadow is essentially a line drawing, similar to a black line cartoon used in scene painting layout. Including three-dimensional modeling in a costume rendering provides additional information about the design that is lacking in a simple line drawing, and is a virtual necessity in set and lighting renderings.

This chapter breaks the intricate process of making a line drawing look three-dimensional into definable steps that mirror the steps of trompe l’oeil painting. Exercise 2 in Chapter 9 details the steps in drawing three-dimensionally ...

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