Pastel Painting: Shadows & Highlights : Pastel Painting: Color Choice

Pastel Painting: Shadows & Highlights : Pastel Painting: Color Choice


Now I’m going to start working a little bit
more on our vase in the background which is a woven pattern of greens and browns. But
if I really look at those greens and browns, the browns in some places are almost red.
In some places the browns are almost gray. So let’s see if we can get some of those colors
that I’m seeing. The very, if you look at the very front of that top rim of that vase,
and I’m noticing that I can see this inside of the vase slightly which is wrong in my
drawing, but this front edge is very much almost a pure red. And then it fades to more
subtle grays and browns. So I’m going to start by adding that red, there’s a brighter area
on one side and because we are working light and dark, let’s add a little bit of that and
help establish that shadow that I see on this far edge with a darker brown over here. And
this brown extends this way. And let’s go ahead and correct the drawing with an area
that does appear to have a little bit of blackness to it. This is only the second place that
we’ve used black in this whole drawing. And it’s being used just to establish the inside
of that pot. What’s visible from where I sit.

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