Thursday, March 14, 2013

Intermediate Watercolor 3/14/13 Taking Off

With all those shadow shape studies we did the past two weeks, there should be plenty of images that can serve as the basis for some color experimentation.
Try making some simple versions of the poses you observed, using the dark/light pattern as a jumping off place. Holding on to the value relationships, try introducing surprising colors. Let go of your assumptions about color. Does the shadow side of a figure have to be cooler? Are downward-facing planes always warm? Can the eyes be different colors? Can a line change color temperature half way along? Is hair never green and purple? Who's making the rules?

Julia Kay

Joan Brown

Manuel Neri

No comments:

Post a Comment