Fantasy Art

Friday, July 8, 2016

More Contrast

Dissatisfied with the amount of contrast it had going on I darkened the shadow areas substantially and whitened the light areas.  This is a method you want to use if you know that your color is going to be a bit transparent.  Like with the dragon, a transparent green laid over the dark blue would hardly show up at all but painted over white it pops out quite brightly.  

That's a trick I learned from painting signs on windows.  As bright as your colors are they can't be painted straight onto the glass it just won't show up.
Paint the sign white first, then add the color and the sign becomes shockingly vibrant.

My point isn't made very well in this image because of the poor lighting
in the room when I took this photo.

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