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    m i using too much black?? help needed

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    a bit of info on how i used to works, i m really weak on colors, so most of my past works are worked on with greyscale then only being colorized to color later on, and it just didn't work...(for me maybe)

    it seems to me that from greyscale to color require extra steps to make it looks natural, fren of mine can tell the problem but dunno how to fix it, some would said it's too much black in it, or washed out like color pencil...painting

    here is another rough attempt i tried by working on it with color directly, still i don't think this looks good to me....anatomy issue also there, but ultimately the color really killing me, izzit i still using too much black in my painting?


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    It won't matter how much black you're using if your anatomy is off. There's nothing wrong with practicing in grey scale, especially if you're doing simple studies.

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    There is a wicked interaction between hue and value, so in practice, you cannot separate the two by doing greyscale first and adding colour later.
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    guys, thx for the help. i gave it another shot, izzit any better?
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    I'm a little curious regarding your process, why is her hair blocked in red? As for the shot itself, there's more going on in this face than the first one you posted. The face looks a bit flat to me because of the angle of her neck.

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    Good to know there is improvemt compare to the first post, blocked in the hair with lasson tool jz to visualize faster

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    How about this iteration? Lesser muddy black look?

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    Remember, A Shadow are a darker version of the color it's on.
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    Generally if you have warm light/cool shadows, vice versa, also as long as your values work then colors can be whatever but Im not color theory expert but study from life, old masters (different periods). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LhcNbFMkTw
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonec View Post
    as long as your values work then colors can be whatever
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    I say if you're really concerned with your colors, just ditch glazing and start messing around with them. You'll only get better with colors once you play with them.

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    thx for the video, really helps

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    yea i pretty much been converting grayscale painting to colored all along, just trying out direct color it, starting to get the hang of it.

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    been doodling around till this, time to move on to the next study, wanna learn more about lighting, i never really consider how the light hits or bounced

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