Techniques on Traditional Drawing

Traditional drawing is certainly way harder than digital and it is true that people are able to progress much faster digitally, but one should learn the traditional type of drawing and painting before starting digital drawing, since it often lays out the foundation for screen design. This article contains a mixture of traditional drawing tutorials, drawing techniques and some ...
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Why is lemon yellow a ‘cold yellow’? (article by Mitch Albala) http://blog.mitchalbala.com/expanded-primaries-palette/

Cool yellows are those that have a green bias. Cool yellows are those that have a green bias. It is useful to have one cool and one warm yellow in a split primary palette. When mixing with other colours, a cool yellow will make pure bright greens when mixed with a cool (greenish) blue, mid greens when mixed with a warm (purple) blue, neutral oranges when mixed with a cool (pur...
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Colors that dance together, Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna

Earth's only Natural harmonies It is simply not true that restricting the palette to earth colours only makes for dull brown paintings. • Yellow Ochre • Terra Cotta • Red Ochre • Raw and Burnt Sienna • Raw and Burnt Umber • Green Earth • Mars Violet • Venetian Red and Indian Red • Various dusky rose and bluish greys • Off whites The 2 colour pick The colours t...
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What’s up in the Wednesday class…The Search for Expressive Brushwork

In Western painting, the use of thick, expressive brushstrokes emerged largely in the late-19th and early-20th centuries; the tendency is visible in many of Post-Impressionist Paul Cézanne's landscapes, still lifes, and group portraits, as well as in Henri Matisse's vivid Fauvist paintings. The technique continues to be used by some of the most influential painters working tod...
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