Started adding color last night. If you have seen the most recent post, it was the full sketch.
Here’s the link, if you haven’t seen the full sketch. :https://chaoticshapes.com/2018/01/04/sketch-complete/
or browse through my page for the last post.
Last night I finished the sketch plus colored for a bit. I’d say this is 1.5-2 hours of coloring. Filing in each shape takes up almost twice as much time as the sketch. The color combination has to be determined for each shape and what darkness or lightness is needed in each shape. Without the correct tone, the image could be completely thrown off. The tones are infinite in a way, but not really. Eventually, you’ll run out of colors.
I’ve always wondered if there are colors we still don’t know of, kinda like how most species haven’t been discovered. Not sure if all the colors have been “created” Like a math equation, certain colors equal out to one color. A sequence of colors. Imagine a similar world with every color we see now, but this world posses no colors we see now. A world of unidentifiable colors, shapes and everything we see now isn’t here. But everything different, It would be like trying to explain to a blind person what colors are that have never seen anything but darkness. Darkness itself is a color.
Anyway, when coloring in each shape, I mostly use black and white to brighten or darken each color. Sometimes I’ll use different colors besides white or black. My eyes can “see the future” when looking at colors or having an idea. Not completely, but most of the time. What I imagine I can create or put down somewhere.
My mind just knows how much black or white I need. Don’t know how to “teach” “or “explain” how to create art. It’s just kinda created in the moments. There’s no one perfect way.
It’s all on the individual to bring the talent out of themselves. Art helps express originality.
Now let’s slowly add the colors in. Similar to building a puzzle, instead you fill this one in. A coloring book. One weird looking coloring book, hahaha.