23 February 2017

Technique #17 - Using Negative space


I thought this would be a really interesting experiment. It's an experiment when you have no idea what you are doing. I started out painting the spread black.


You can see the faint pencil lines which I soon lost track of. This was a huge failure


Not that I am trying to shift blame but I think I might have had more success if I had thicker more lightly pigmented paints. Maybe I am kidding myself. I am going to give it another try using pastels on black paper. We'll see how that works....then I give up.

5 comments:

  1. It's trying things that leads us to new discoveries. I wonder if you could have done a monochrome scene this way--all grays and white against the black background.

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    1. I would say yes but unless there is a massive amount of color, I'm rarely interested

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  2. If you flip it upside down the green looks like leaves, the blue is now at the bottom which seems to ground it.

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