Tuesday, April 7, 2015

COLOR: Dice and Balls

Jack Ryan
Last night we began class with a discussion on color schemes and some of the technical considerations when working with colored pencils on black paper in particular. Everyone drew from a simple still life arrangement of a ball supported on a plastic letter or number and a die. In the drawing above, Jack has very skillfully located complementary colors. The orange letter is surrounded by blue and the green die is encircled in red. All of which are placed on a surface of analogous colors spanning across the color wheel moving left to right with cool colors to warm. In addition his mark-making on the sphere addresses the cross-contours by swirling out from the highlight. In contrast, the horizontal strokes on the ground plane reinforce the flatness of the table top.

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