Friday, April 8, 2011

Adding Color to Monochrome Work

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For many reasons, I decided to add watercolor to my monochrome sketch of this scene. You can see my previous post at this link, with the monochrome image. I broke up the background too much for a monochrome piece, and it became jumbled. The dog, signs, and bright red fire hydrant biscuit jar, didn't stand out and form the triangular composition that I had intended. With the color added, I think the composition falls more into place. The background is unified, and the sketch has better balance and cohesion.

1 comment:

  1. Love the additon the color makes. Rondo is great!