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10 hours ago, Rainshine said:

What does grisaille value sketch mean here?

Underpaint the whole thing in black/grey/white monochrome so that the highlights and shadows (values) are set, then use a transparent colour to tint.

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Here's a great article about how, you too, can be a Dutch Master! 😄

 

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The Primary Stages of Vermeer's Painting Technique

 

Choice and Preparation of the support

Inventing (drawing)

Dead-coloring (underpainting) <-- This

Working-up and retouching (body painting and finishing)

Glazing

 

http://www.essentialvermeer.com/technique/technique_overview.html

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