The Art Lab

Day 6 – Purple/Violet Day!

Purple used to be a sign of royalty! The process to make purple use cost a lot to produce so it was deemed “a wealthy color.” But when it was first created it was pretty gross and smelly. I’m thankful Sir William Perkin for being one of the firsts in creating a color that is not stinky.

The supplies are the usual pencils, pens, and all supplies relating to Purple/Violet.

Tip for the day is to draw the negative space of and object or character. A website called Creative bloq states “Negative space is, quite simply, the space that surrounds an object in a image. Just as important as that object itself, negative space helps to define the boundaries of positive space and brings balance to a composition.”

I used to have to do a lot of these negative space drawings in school as a warm up exercise so I could get a good feeling for how an object sat in my pieces. I challenged myself by doing this in marker. 😅

There’s a girl named Kasey Golden on YouTube who does a lot of neat character designs based on food, prompts, and other things. And so I took  inspiration from her style on the piece above.

Also, I’ve been enjoying these block color doodles.

“I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you
Laughing in the purple rain”
-Prince

Have a purply filled day!!!

-Christy

ps Yesterday’s song was “Blue” by Eiffel 65

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