Color Practice

Edited

@azizazs.lapapelmina

Color has always eluded my grasp. Yet color is everything to me! From my clothes to my bed sheets, my stationery to my bags, everything is colorful.

Simply put, I love colors!

I whip them up on my body like chiffon scarf that falls gracefully on a naked canvas. However it refuses to cooperate with me as soon as I try to ink them down.

Scrolling down Lapapelmina’s Instagram posts, you’d notice the lack of color and that makes me sad.

Putting in colors in an artwork is a daunting task. It’s a moment of if you slip up you mess up-big time! We don’t realise this because we see a lot of vector graphic arts that make colors look easy and seeming ‘random.’ But like in any art piece, colors play a huge role in relating a more subtle but often deeper message of the art.

Colors are so important that even movie-makers use them to convey a mood or to give away hints to what is about to come in the next hour of the movie. (Check the link about you’d be surprised to find out just how colors come into play in any art form including movies).

When it comes to editing our works, I realized that the colors I see on my phone and the colors that appear on my computer screen are very different. So after all the trouble you go through editing your photos, you have to double check them in order to ensure that the colors stay vibrant (or muted which ever you prefer) in any kind of screen.

So I’ve recently started to work on that. It’s time to hold up those baby hairs, lick them right to the sides of my face, wipe my sweaty forehead then dive into COLOR PRACTICE! (And most likely sweat some more).

Above image was my first attempt on drawing and coloring these lovely floral design. I used different types of color pens (Sigma, Zig and Stabilo). What do you guys think?

I whip them up on my body like chiffon scarf that falls gracefully on a naked canvas. However it refuses to cooperate with me as soon as I try to ink them.”

We’ll be sharing more of our ‘Color Practice’ sessions every week. Stay Tuned! #

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