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Scenic Design and Lighting Techniques by Chuck Gloman, Rob Napoli

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Chapter 7

How Do I Get Them to Believe It?Adding Realistic Details

Now you've done it. It's built. How do you finish it? “We'll describe some simple techniques everyone should know about paint treatments and wall coverings. The key to all of scenic artistry is careful observation. “What do these things I want to mimic actually look like? Your designer should be able to help you there with graphic resources and painter's elevations. If you are the designer and scenic artist, begin by studying the textures and colors of the scenery you want to paint. This chapter will by no means be all inclusive, but we'll get you started with some simple techniques that require practice (and a minimum of special equipment) and point you in the right direction ...

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