Right Brain – Left Brain Shift

Drawing and Painting students have been engaging in exercises to help them better understand the functions of the left vs. the right side of the brain, and how they can make that work for them when they are drawing.  Below is a classic…face, vase drawing!

Also on the list – upside down drawings and blind contours.

Time to quiet that left brain down!

Color Theory- Color Schemes, and Color Perception


Basic Color Schemes:

Primary

Secondary

Complimentary

Warm

Cool

Monochromatic

 

Advanced Color Schemes:

Tertiary

Analogous

Split Complementary

Triadic

Tetradic

 

Click HERE for more information on color schemes

 

Color Interactions and Color Harmony: 

It is important to build up all areas in a work together, as opposed to completely defining one area before moving on to the next.  You need to continuously monitor the appearance of colors depending on what colors they are next to.

Experiment with placing a color next to colors from different color schemes to notice how it appears differently.

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Click HERE to test your color acuity

Facial features and diversity

Two American children display the stark contrasts in skin color that are possible.

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The fundamental proportions of facial features that are most commonly taught are based on caucasian facial structures.

This is why it is more important than ever to DRAW WHAT YOU SEE,NOT WHAT YOU KNOW.

This is when you will notice all of the specific information that makes you YOU!

And more importantly, you should develop your rendering skills in a range of ethnicities, genders, ages, etc.