September 13, 2013 at 11:16 pm #15621
I just designed a peice with white flowers for a friend.
Any suggestions as to how I should color it? I’ve been
told that white should be used for highlights not solid.
The white flowers will be around yellow/orange flowers.
If I leave the white flowers “just skin”, how should I
highlight them? ??really light blue??
Any advice would be great.
September 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm #25901tat2dguruMember
I’m no veteran. But I’ve heard adding a drop of blue will help the white stand out. Maybe with some pure white highlights would work great.
September 13, 2013 at 11:35 pm #25902
The white flowers are kinda bell shaped.
I was thinking that maybe light blue inside
the bell would look nice, but I’m not sure
what to do with the outside.
September 14, 2013 at 12:41 am #25903tat2dguruMember
How much of the outside is showing? If not allot, I would think white would be fine. Just my opinion. Especially if there are other colored flowers around it. Might actually really pop
September 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm #25904
The white flowers are “Lilly of the Valley”.
You mostley see the outside ( very little of the inside).
They surround a single yellow Daffodil. If I can get my
scanner to work, I’ll try to post a picture this afternnon.
September 16, 2013 at 1:14 pm #25905
November 16, 2013 at 9:27 pm #25906VoryMember
You could try looking at some fine artists (Joaquin Sorolla does excellent whites).
Some things I’ve noticed is using yellows, blues, greens and even reds, tinted with white creates the illusion that the entire object is white, even though very little of it actually is.
Look closely, do some studies before you take it to skin and really figure out a good balance. Keep in mind, the skin itself will be a tone and are therefore starting from a middle value. Most tints will stand out on top of that. Good luck, I hope I was able to help at least a little.
November 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm #25907
Thanks for the link. I really like the “Bathtime, Valencia”.
The figure on the right is the “look” I had in mind.
February 4, 2014 at 7:12 am #25908Anonymous
I would recommend you to highlight it with light blue that would be looking good.
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