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    start in black and white?

    rigghttt im going to actually pick up my paints that i got for my birthday and start painting from life properly. I know values are more important than colour, but I'm just wondering that as im starting out would it be wiser to paint in black and white first or should I just go straight to colour?


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    In a word: yes. Begin in black and white.

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    uh acrylics so frustrating though dont even know where to begin lol

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    Start with a still life and see how you go with colour. There is no need to start with black & white if you're confident about your values.

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    Not sure if this would be appealing or helpful to you, but I found starting with charcoal really helpful since it is easy to change and play with values using that medium. It really is helping me to pay attention to "the bigger picture" of values and not get lost in detail before I understand the shapes and light. I am still working on that!

    But of course, you've got the paint, and it is fun to play with, so do both approaches if you like

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