September 3, 2012

Portrait Pose….Resumes

Continued on with my color-sketch on different paper.

I was told to build everything up to the same level….meaning…slowly…and to fill in the piece overall one layer at a time.  I like to color in portions….you know…do the arms…then the face…then the dress….then the hair…then the background.

Apparently my way of dividing up the sketch…isolating features, is not good.  Look at the hand here….then look at the hand in the next picture.  Nothing was done to the hand at all….the background build [of the top] really made the subtle colors in the hand stand out.

Because the colors play to, with and against each other.  They are constantly influencing each other.  I noticed this right away when I added the background blue grid.  My subject was too dull, a bit washed out.  I think that when there is a background we can’t get away with our comfortable color palettes.  The background will make us use colors that we hadn’t seen before.

Most likely….for me….it’s now telling me to use purples and greens! 

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