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How to Use Colours For Art Work?

To complete any art work, you need to colour it. Yes, there can be art that does not require colouring as the creator wants to keep it in a sketch look. However, generally, if you draw something, you have to colour it to complete the drawing. This means if you want to complete your drawing well, you need to know about handling colours well.

Handling colours is not everyone’s strength. Especially, if you are new to drawing, this can be quite challenging for you. There are ways in which you can make sure you are handling these colours well and are going to do justice to your drawing.

Learning about Mixing and Matching Colours

Firstly, you have to learn about mixing and matching colours. This can start as first understanding what colours you can get by mixing different colours together or what you need to do in order to make a darker or a lighter shade of a colour you already have.

The more you understand about mixing colours and getting new colours, the better you have a chance at colouring your drawing as you want to. There is nothing wrong with colouring a drawing using the raw colours that we get when we buy paint. However, a good artist usually likes to make their own shades of colours as even things we see in real life is not always one pure colour as we get in the paint we buy.

Not Trying Anything New without Learning It

Secondly, it will be great for you to not try anything new when it comes to paint without learning it first. For example, if you are new to water colours, you should first learn how you can use them in the best possible way for your art. Then, when it comes to something like epoxy resin, you have to know about how to use it properly.

It is not something that you can easily handle as water colours or the normal paint we use for drawing. Not knowing the right way to use something like this can result in putting yourself in harm’s way. If you have no idea about using such a colouring option but want to use it for your drawing, there are people who know about them who can teach you the right way. Always get their help and learn how to do it properly without putting yourself and others at risk.

Having a Plan about Colouring before You Start It

Thirdly, it is always important for an artist to have a plan about colouring before you start colouring. If you do not have a plan, there are times when you can colour the wrong parts first and that can create a problem for your work as a whole. Usually, artists have a plan in mind as to what colours they want to use as well as what kind of paint they are going to use before they start drawing something.

To get a great outcome with your art, you need to handle your colours well.

Kristofer Conner

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