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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Artistic Polar Bear Challenge: 100 Ways in 100 Days. #23 - Warm Colored Light, Cool Neutral Shadows

Like a good recipe, we're going to start adding ingredients bit by bit.  Today, let's add a little color into the mix.

Warm Color/Cool Neutral Shadow Bear

This is one exercise that Kevin Macpherson suggests to show that great gobs of color everywhere don't work well, and that neutrals can complement and intensify color notes.  Of course, the trick to any good recipe is adding the right ingredients in the right proportions.  These ingredients don't complement this bear recipe at all, making it something that's visually untasty.  This wouldn't be the first time I've created something fairly inedible (although my dogs rejoice when I do just that in the kitchen.  Who else enjoys a failed culinary experiment more than a dog?). Time to empty the pot and try some different ingredients. 

2 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Still following along with your bear studies/series and enjoying each new aspect. I think this might have worked better with a cooler tint to the shadow - a pale blue, perhaps? But not too shabby as is :) I really liked your colored pencil drawings on previous days, too.

Lisa Walsh said...

Thanks Rhonda. You're totally right, the shadow really needs some color. This is just the ugly phase of a learning curve. :-)