Even though not all of us have been able to make it to the Eras tour, we all get to experience the concert in theaters on October 13th, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Plus, with 1989 (Taylor's Version) coming out only a month after tis the season for Taylor parties, so let's get into it!
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EXAMPLES OF CONTRAST IN A BLACK AND WHITE PAINTING
The example below shows the difference between high contrast and low contrast in a simple black-and-white painting. Below is an excellent example of why high contrast is important in making things clear and readable. On the high contrast side everything is highlighted where it should be and everything that is meant to be bold stands out as it should! That isn't the case on our low contrast side; it's tough to see what it is. Of course, you can still tell that it's a flower, but you might have to look closely to distinguish the details. Art needs to be clear, especially if it's something like this where it's an object; it's even more critical in a portrait where it needs to look like someone specific.
EXAMPLES OF CONTRAST IN A FULL COLOR PAINTING
In the following example, you can see high contrast versus low contrast in a full-color painting. Just like the first example, you can see just how much easier it is to tell what you're looking at in the high contrast painting; even though the color makes it a little more apparent where different objects are in the image, it's still nowhere near as pleasing to look at as the high contrast example.
HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR ART HAS ENOUGH CONTRAST
It's easy to tell if your art has enough contrast if it's already in black and white, but what if it's in color? How on earth are you supposed to be able to tell what your color values are? It's easier than you might think! Just take a photo of your painting and edit the saturation down to zero; this will give you an exact look at the values so you know if you'll need to make any adjustments! Not that technical? Try this: when looking at your painting, identify the lightest and darkest areas. If you need help determining what those are or if the lightest and darkest areas are at all similar to each other, bump up the contrast! You can mix white with colors to lighten certain areas and darken others by mixing in black. This method can be especially helpful if you're working from a reference because you can go ahead and adjust the saturation of your reference photo too, to see if they match up!
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Does your child have a favorite superhero? When families come into our studio to paint with us, we absolutely love seeing the kids' eyes shine when they get to paint the superhero that most inspires them. That's why we've created painting kits that make it easy for you to paint from home! Children everywhere should get to experience the joy of painting their heroes.
Painting parties are a blast, but being sure that you have all the right supplies can be stressful. When you order canvas painting kits from The Sketching Pad, we send you everything you'll need, including a canvas with the design drawn out for you. You'll also receive a video tutorial that you can pull up on the tv or project on the wall, so your guests can follow along!
One thing we really like about this invitation is that it works really well for a kids party or a teen party. It's not too cutesy, not too grown up! It's just the right amount of fun and eye-catching.
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You'll find kits for Spiderman, Black Panther, Batman, and more!
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