Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Colored Pencil III

As with the earlier piece of Lindsey as a bride, the paper used makes all the difference when working with colored pencil. In this case Melissa was wearing a black satin dress, so the choice of black paper was obvious. The major difficulty when working with a dark background, is being able to successfully bring the lights out to their proper value and getting all the chroma correct without over saturating. Referencing the failure in the piece of Marquecia in a black gown allowed me to avoid the mistakes I made then.

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