Dom and Amb

"Dom and Amb" Graphite and Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper, 8" x 10"

“Dom and Amb” Graphite and Colored Pencil on Watercolor Paper, 8″ x 10″

This Christmas present was a wonderful conglomeration of color and texture!

The red in the towel and tattoo visually link together Dominick and Amber. I also added a hint of green in the background. Red and green are complimentary (opposites on the color wheel). As such, the green helps the red stand out and seem even more warm. In order to avoid the “pop art” effect – which is when opposite colors seem to pop off the canvas – I added touches of red and grey to the green.

The texture and lighting were inspired by nature. Since the original photograph was taken outside in a wooded area, their figures were highlighted with very bright sunlight and speckled with shadows from the surrounding foliage. I decided to keep some of these highlights while drawing the two figures. The forest from the photo inspired the textured background, which I thoroughly enjoyed drawing!


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Dom and Amb by Artistry by Lisa Marie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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