I’m trying to pinpoint why I like black and white art so much. I know it’s partly because we’re surrounded by so much color every day that its absence has a calming effect, on me anyway. Your mileage may vary. But it’s more than that.
And I think I’ve got it. Even though my artwork is black and white, I use color reference photos as much as possible,
which doesn’t seem to make sense, until you realize that with nothing but light and shadow, small details might be hard to recognize. Color has an advantage in that different hues and intensities [...]
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