Color Experiment #1

Refined final. A little less than 5 hours total.

Refined final. A little less than 5 hours total.

Basic setup, with custom "palette" (sphere) created for color picking

Basic setup, with custom "palette" (sphere) created for color picking

After the "value pass", still visibly in "grayscale" (never glanced at the colors before the next step)

After the "value pass", still visibly in "grayscale" (never glanced at the colors before the next step)

First look at "activating the colors" as selected from the sphere. Pretty cool!

First look at "activating the colors" as selected from the sphere. Pretty cool!

Wanted to do a mix of color study methods, namely painting in color, while seeing in Greyscale.

I did this by a variety of methods, including making a color sphere of warms and cools (didn't matter the color), and using a Custom Proof setup to display the canvas in Greyscale. That way, I could select "values" instead of "colors" and do a standard portrait study.

Thanks to Marco Bucci, Anthony Jones, and Ahmed Aldoori for the tips, tricks, and methods! I think this is a super-cool, organic way to get some colors on your canvas you may not expect!

Date
March 16, 2021