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Pastel Painting => Pastel Drawing General Chat => Topic started by: Val on January 05, 2018, 08:53:24 AM

Title: Complementary Colours/Mixtures
Post by: Val on January 05, 2018, 08:53:24 AM
 :help: I feel I'm going backwards here. I've been trying to grasp a better understanding of the concept of using more complementary colours, which is supposed to be a good thing. I seem to end up with rather garish looking scenes. Sorry to say I did the unthinkable and sent them to the dustbin.  :whistle:

Regardless, hoping someone has some thoughts or insights on how to work one complementary alongside another without looking like a circus tent!  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Complementary Colours/Mixtures
Post by: Win on January 22, 2018, 05:31:14 AM
Gosh not sure what to advise, can you not lightly blend them together creating a softer line rather than a hard line. Hmmm not sure that Im grasping the problem totally. Hope youve had luck sorting the circus tent look out.
Title: Re: Complementary Colours/Mixtures
Post by: Val on January 22, 2018, 08:43:03 AM
Thanks Win. I have played about with it a bit and think it may just come down to using say the wrong orange with the blue I had. Rather like taking an orange from one colour wheel and putting it with the blue of another. Don't know if that makes sense or is even possible....  ::)   but that's my story and I'm sticking to it!   :guns:        ;D