Robert A. Sloan, author of Raven Dance (robertsloan2) wrote in artsomofo,
Robert A. Sloan, author of Raven Dance
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Day 10 early post, late to bed

Hehehe, I stayed up last night and somewhere around one in the morning, I started writing again. I got a cool little idea for another eHow article, How to Understand Color Theory and Pigments" because while I found four articles on the color wheel by editors, mostly in Painting, none of them showed a color wheel. So I thought I would do a color wheel. I'll post the color wheel too under the cut, it's a nice color wheel.

But at the end after also posting the squidgy mixing charts around the pretty color wheel, posting my watercolor mixing chart and 48 color Conte color chart, I had to show pointillism, impressionistic strokes and crosshatching. So I flipped open my small sketchbook and did this:




It completely surprised me. I did pointillism by felt tip stippling years ago in very fine detail, but always just by sticking close to the color of the object and shading with near value analogous colors. This time I actually dared use complements and crazy colors and threw brown and blue into shadows on an orange and went nuts with color. And it worked. It's not my usual pointillism but it actually came out a lot better.

This challenge is getting me to actively try the stuff I never dared.


This is the pretty version of the color wheel before I junked around it with lots of gooey mixing bars.

And what the heck...




This is the ugly gooshy full page illustration of blending red and blue to make gray and that pink and blue make something more like purple. It's not all that organized and I don't like it much, but then that's only my opinion. It's a sketchbook page and mixing chart now, and I have a scan of the pretty color wheel so that's good enough.

More later when I've slept, because I'll probably do at least one more article today.
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