Friday, November 10, 2006

Mini-tutorial: Colour - Michael Newberry


Here's another mini-tutorial from artist Michael Newberry, this time on the Integration of Colour, using as his 'model' his own painting Counterpose, from 1990 (above). He begins:
In the tutorial, Integration of Light, I mentioned that the theme of Counterpose is about a harmony of contrast. I showed how I painted extreme contrasts in light and dark. In this tutorial I am showing how, keeping to the theme of contrast, I painted extremes of color contrasts...
Read on at this link. And enjoy the redhead.

LINK: Mini-tutorial. Integration, part 2: Colour - Michael Newberry

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Kane Bunce said...

Well she certainly isn't ugly! Far fropm it. But I'm more interested in the beauty of the mind than the body.

Personally I won't read the article. Not because of a lack of interest. Rather because of the fact that my imagination doesn't work in a way that is very useful for drawing. I cannot visualise. I can create plots and fully detailed characters (I deliberatly use myself as a template for the hero ones) for stories easily, but not visualise. At all (unless it's sex related and even then the background is non-existant).

11/10/2006 12:45:00 pm  
Blogger Blair said...

What a hideous painting!

The clashing colours are just disturbing and the woman's position on the bed is awkward. No sir, I don't like it.

11/10/2006 02:04:00 pm  
Anonymous DenMT said...

Seconding Blair. The guy has obvious technical skill, and I do kind of like the composition, but the colours are ghastly. Goddamn.

I'll read the article to see what his take on colour actually is...

DenMT

11/10/2006 02:52:00 pm  
Blogger Phil said...

Another excellent Newberry tutorial. Kudos for these informative lessons, explaining technical aspects for the layman. I've learned heaps from him. Cheers, MN!

I like the colours in his pic: bright, lurid and garish. Very 'Van Gogh'.
Shocking intense colours elicit powerful emotional responses. "Optical violence."
Turn up your colour & contrast monitor settings and let her rip!

Yours eye-catchingly,
Fauve fan (wearing budgie yellow pants, shocking pink shirt, and electric blue tie).

11/11/2006 08:10:00 am  
Anonymous Kane Bunce said...

I, like Phil, actually like his choice of colours. I think they offer nice contrast and highlights. And he has good technical ability.

11/11/2006 02:34:00 pm  

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