Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Where are the colors?

Well, they didn't want to go out and decided to surf the web while I go paint with b/w. Colors are very emotional you know... *smile*

I love a lot of old illustration. Many of them were done in black, white, and one other color. It has to due with the limited printing technology and also the cost of the printing as well.(colors are expensive, especially when print in large quantity) The result is often great control of value with strong design.(when they work, of course)

Just though I should give it a go, since I often use charcoal for value studies instead. The pieces was acrylic on Gessoed fire wood.


Alexis said...

oo this is lovely, i love a good bw study. i especially like the collarbone area

Le_fish said...

Thanks for dropping by. It is always nice to revisit the basics and make sure the chops are still there.(or panic when it is not. *smile*)