Drawing and Painting; Sketching and trying to be an active, working artist, and how they relate to my personae, Starrpoint. That person the web invented
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Are you afraid of the darks?
Sometimes it can be intimidating to lay down that really
dark layer. Afraid to go too dark. Even when you know, when all your artistic
senses tell you that the dark is correct. It still can be difficult to commit
to that rich full dark pigment.
While I don’t have as much trouble with this when I paint
with oils, with colored pencil or any medium that you work light to dark I have
trouble laying down the darkest colors. Without these rich tones however, you
lighter hues just are not as rich and full as they need to be. With the truly
well developed darks the entire piece will be flattened, monotoned and
uninteresting. Unfullfilling. Without the darks the lights lack sparkle.