4 Iden­ti­fy­ing edges and ac­cents of colour

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Artist Insight Paint From Life -

As the pic­ture nears its end, I think about the var­i­ous edges that make it in­ter­est­ing and use a va­ri­ety of them to bring at­ten­tion to the fo­cal point. Adding ac­cents of sat­u­rated colour in a few spe­cific ar­eas does the same job of di­rect­ing the eye through the piece.

Here is a soft edge on the cheek. I add a slight gra­di­ent to the back­ground

colour to make the light side of

the face glow.

Squint­ing re­veals colour ac­cents on the hair where it catches the light. I use a hard edge here, where the fore­head meets the back­ground.

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