|12/2/18 Derwent Lightfast|
|12/5/18 Caran d'Ache Museum Aquarelle|
All of this got me thinking about the color white as I use it in a
sketch. I rarely think about white except when I need it to depict light, and
in that case, it’s mostly a matter of remembering to retain some part of the white
paper. Otherwise, white is usually just the negative space around whatever I consider
to be the positive space. But what about when the subject matter in the
positive space is white?
I grabbed the first white thing with an interesting shape that I laid eyes on: a head of garlic. It’s white, but of course, white is never really white. In this case, it’s yellow, purple, taupe and gray. I had fun pulling out all three versions of Stillman & Birn’s Nova sketchbooks for these small studies.
|12/5/18 Caran d'Ache Pablo|