One subject, two color stories

This week, i wanted to record a similar video than the one with the brushes but all about colors. So i will try to explain to you that it’s not a necessity to have all the beautiful colors from your favorite artists. No matter the colors the result can be also interesting !

This video idea came to me because i was myself very influenced by all the artists i follow on Youtube and on Instagram. And that’s a good thing in itself, i was able to discover lots of colors. But i also wasted my money on colors that i don’t use on a regular basis. So what i want to say here is that colors don’t really matters at the end. Of course the feeling of the image could be different with other color, but i don’t think it’s a bad thing !

I love to buy new colors and i’m the first to say that i own too much colors ! But to have a limited palette with colors you like truly is a really great help for beginners. If you are used to a scheme of color it will be easier for you to mix colors and it will get easier and easier with time. No matter the color you have you should try and paint ! Maybe there is this color from this particular tutorial that you don’t have… well i’m sure you can find a mix that will be similar in most cases ! And for me it’s really very fun to try to recreate a color !

Before recording this video, i painted this two sketches and even one in plein-air ! And the colors in this sketches are also different from the ones in my video. So you see, no matter the colors, the result is still interesting, don’t you think ?!

One subject, two colors stories in video

Supplies :
Brush : Raphaël petit gris “le 803” nº2.
Paper : Canson Héritage cold pressed.
Colors : Left picture : Indanthrene blue (Sennelier), Permanent alizarine crimson (Daniel Smith), Mayan yellow (Daniel Smith), Burnt sienna (Schmincke). Right picture : Manganese blue (Daniel Smith), Rose madder lake (Sennelier), Quinacridone gold (Daniel Smith), Payne’s grey (Sennelier).

And here you have the finished painting (click to enlarge) :

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