MissMelons Posted June 28, 2014 Share Posted June 28, 2014 Alright, it's time for Miss Melons terrible explanation process. Who will understand what I'm saying today?! I as looking at Rhonda Bender's wonderful Noir Paint work. I'm probably pretty easy to please, but I think it was pretty awesome. For the longest I have been poking my brain on how to paint something and realized that I had yet to see it done this way specifically.) I don't mean Noir style, but it's in that general direction. I'm talking about painting black and white but to still have depth to it, much like the Noir Paint work. Typically with...lets say really old silent movie black and whites, the color black is never quite that dark and the whites are never white. (Remember, you're talking to someone that honestly, I don't use grey much or silver or light grey or even dark grey so this is hard for me to picture) I don't understand what I would use as a base for skin color, how to differentiate that between a dress or a cloak. How would jewelry be painted in a case like this but still able to reflect a 'sparkle'. Originally I was thinking to not venture into the spectrum of Black and white, but to take a light grey-ish white as my brightest color (not including a highlight which would be white) then take it to a grey, grey with brown, then brown to black, then a charcoal black with black as my darkest. This way, I probably won't struggle as much because I'll have color to relate to. @[email protected] At the same time, that either A: Won't work or B: Will be me taking the easy way out and I won't grow. My NMM is pretty mediocre because if it isn't black or it isn't white, then transitioning is hard. Anyways....for the TLDR: Do any of you have experience in painting black and white? (I also don't mean statue-like but that will possibly help me get an idea on how to do it) I'm possibly just over thinking this and may need to take a seat, whip out the charcoal black or invest in some noir black and go from the bottom and work my way up instead of thinking about the middle and branching outwards. I'm nut's aren't I? It's okay, you can tell me. @[email protected] 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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