logging onto tumblr near autumn
hmm this is actually a bit trickier to explain so im gonna use the space ghost picture i drew as an example
1. DONT USE BLACK OR WHITE!
i mean in the entire piece, but that’s not to say that you should use grey! you can, but there’s tons of other dark and light colors you can use as a replacement for black and white! defining your lightest and darkest value is super important because it creates the mood and sets the environment for your entire piece! let alone that black and white are not colors that are blending-friendly, most of the time they’ll end up either muddying or desaturating your palette which ends up being unpleasant to look at
those are my lightest and darkest values in the image, its hard to see but my “white” is a super light yellow and my “dark” is a really dark purple (complimentaries are also super important make sure you look at those, that’s how i made this entire palette!) but anyways here’s them against grey so you can see them better
it may be tough at first but it will prove extremely rewarding i promise!!
also huge disclaimer, this is not to say that if you use pure black and pure white you are doing things wrong, this is just my personal way of doing things, even i find myself using black in pieces since i still have problems with color theory, but ALL ART IS DIFFERENT AND SUBJECTIVE so take this with a grain of salt!!
avoiding sending nudes like
i’m pretty sure by now “tired” is just part of my personality description