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nolan

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on: August 27, 2019, 02:00:37 AM
MONOCHROME ARTWORK CHALLENGE


This is the second of the art challenges.
If you would like to follow the challenges in order (you don't have to), then click HERE to go to the first challenge.

Follow this challenge tutorial HERE to learn all about creating monochrome artworks.

Your challenge is to pick 5 objects, four that match and one that doesn't.

For example you could pick 4 objects from the kitchen and one from the workshop.

Set these five objects up to form a simple still life. Then paint or draw all of the matching objects as well as the background in monochrome - you can choose any one colour you like.

Then using a different colour complete the odd object.

Then return here to post your challenge entry.

All challenges are subject to the CHALLENGE RULES.

Good luck and have fun
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Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 09:32:10 AM
Another good challenge, Nolan.
Monochrome painting is something I personally enjoy doing for various reasons.
Cathy-Rose.


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Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 08:25:24 PM
 :gl: Cathy


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Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 10:53:22 PM
This looks to be another really interesting & fun tutorial to try, thanks Nolan. I'm trying to get my head around the whole concept of how i go about this, & hopefully by doing this challenge, it will help me to learn so much.

I'm just a little confused by; ..." Then paint or draw all but the matching objects as well as the background in monochrome - you can choose any one colour you like". (Sorry if this is glaringly simple, as stated, but I just had in my head that i would doing the whole picture in monochrome & 1 object that doesn't match in color)

But, I keep reading...." Then using a different colour complete the odd object".  Does this mean that the 4 matching objects are the ones we colour in 1 colour? Or is it the 1 unmatching object we colour?
 
This is all new to me, so sorry if my confusion is clouding my understanding. Cheers Tracey
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Reply #4 on: September 07, 2019, 02:02:08 PM
HI Nolan, another great tutorial and challenge idea.

I am working on this but have a question.  In watercolor, can I add another color to the main color to make shadows? Such as green added to red to darken it...Also if I am working with alizarin can I also use rose red with it, a it is still red or does it need to be all the same shade of red?

Thanks!
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Reply #5 on: September 07, 2019, 11:14:55 PM
I am doing a sepia painting and to get the shade I want I mix various colours,  raw sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, cad yellow, a touch of cad orange and a touch of Ulta blue which make up what I like. I will vary the strength for the darker values.


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Reply #6 on: September 08, 2019, 10:32:20 PM
Tracey:

oops I used the wrong word. Here is the correct wording which should make more sense:
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Set these five objects up to form a simple still life. Then paint or draw all of the matching objects as well as the background in monochrome - you can choose any one colour you like.

Then using a different colour complete the odd object.
Sorry for the confusion  :crazy2:

Mary Lou:

You can use the normal colour mixing rules to adjust your colours, eg green into red to get the shadow colour O0

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I am working with alizarin can I also use rose red with it
yes you can, they are still reds as long as you second colour is different, eg., blue
Bill : sounds good O0
 
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Reply #7 on: September 08, 2019, 10:59:40 PM
Trying to get my head around this ... the image below, is this example what you mean?
This is NOT my entry


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Reply #8 on: September 09, 2019, 01:02:38 AM
Thanks Nolan👍😃 Also can I use a non white paper? & if using white paper can I leave micro portions uncoloured? . Cheers T
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Reply #9 on: September 09, 2019, 02:22:39 AM
Thank you Nolan.  I keep reading the directions and watch the video twice... I was still not sure.

Bill, if I get it right... you would need to paint the man in his canoe a different color then your other 4 boats (hum, I think I see 5) and your background... not the red dots.   But wait for others input, or Nolan, before you adjust your painting.

BTW, this is a great composition.  I love it.
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #10 on: September 09, 2019, 09:34:53 PM
Annie is correct.

In this painting he sailboats would be the matching items, so they and the background get painted in monochrome.
The rowing boat is the odd item so it would be painted another colour in order to make it the focal point. Something like this:


Here is the example from the tutorial:


The items from the kitchen as well as the background have been painted in one colour.
The odd item (the axe) is then painted in another colour to make it stand out as the focal point


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Reply #11 on: September 09, 2019, 10:19:17 PM
Thanks Nolan, I'm on my mark ... now Off.  :painting:


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Reply #12 on: September 10, 2019, 04:15:20 PM
Thank you Nolan.  Great concept again.   :clap: :clap:
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Reply #13 on: September 11, 2019, 01:49:06 AM
Well, this was an interesting challenge.  Mine is painted in my original-recipe chocolate paint.

The only way I can make values is more or less layers of chocolate.

The theme is Footwear and One Not.

Painting is chocolate pigment with one tiny drop of yellow food color.

   


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Reply #14 on: September 11, 2019, 06:42:28 AM
 Good idea Mea.


 

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