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Offline Mazz

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night sky, water help please
« on: January 14, 2008, 09:53:35 pm »
I would love some tips on how to successfully draw a night sky and the beach/ocean in the night hours.
It's done in colored pencil so I don't need help on how to draw it on the computer.

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2008, 11:08:57 pm »
First off, a couple of questions to get a general idea of where you're going--

Is it a typical night sky (blue/violet hues)?
Are there going to be stars and/or clouds or moon?  This will make a difference on your color approach.

With those answered, I may be able to help you.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 11:44:02 am »
I was thinking a clear night; I would love to try to add the moon and stars to it yes. Blue/violet is the only way i see the night sky unless it's cloudy.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 09:15:47 pm »
I haven't drawn a night sky myself but I am currently working with water (though it's in watercolour, the advice I'm going to say still applies) . When you do the water, make sure to incorporate the dark blues/violets (since you said that's what you're going to use, right? ^^; ) into the water itself and try to put it into the shadows on the beach. It may seems stupid at first.. mixing sand colors with dark blues and violets but it promotes an overall sense of unity.

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 10:08:24 pm »
Quote (Fen-Fen @ Jan. 18 2008, 9:15 pm)
I haven't drawn a night sky myself but I am currently working with water (though it's in watercolour, the advice I'm going to say still applies) . When you do the water, make sure to incorporate the dark blues/violets (since you said that's what you're going to use, right? ^^; ) into the water itself and try to put it into the shadows on the beach. It may seems stupid at first.. mixing sand colors with dark blues and violets but it promotes an overall sense of unity.

Unless you already know this then I'm wasting my breath.  '<img'>

unexpected color in shadows. I use it when oil painting.. which I'm better at than with colored pencil.
<3 Thanks though, it is something I tend to forget to do in my pencil art.
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