Colour ex­per­i­men­ta­tion

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The paint­ing has be­gun to look too plas­tic and tex­ture­less, so I use some tex­tured brushes with Color Dy­nam­ics en­abled to al­low for some happy ac­ci­dents to oc­cur. I’m look­ing for eye­catch­ing tem­per­a­ture ef­fects and colours that will vi­brate next to each other. It’s not al­ways nec­es­sary to aim for re­al­is­tic or plau­si­ble – things don’t al­ways have to make sense.

Fe­bru­ary 2015

Colour in the darks

I re­move un­wanted blacks and add some dark sat­u­rated ac­cents to the bot­tom of my value range, us­ing Sat­u­ra­tion and Lighten lay­ers. Th­ese colours don’t jump out when the paint­ing is in black and white, which tells me the value is cor­rect. I like the ef­fect this gives, es­pe­cially on translu­cent ma­te­ri­als such as hair: it gives the im­pres­sion of light glow­ing through them.

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