Drawing a Beetle: Step 6
Intensify all the colors in the final image.
HEIGHTENING THE CONTRASTS: The final step in our beetle drawing is to heighten the contrasts of color, tone and pattern to their highest expressive pitch without disturbing the overall balance of the image. This is done by building up heavier layers of all the colors you have previously used.
TECHNIQUE: The previous steps of this drawing illustrate a cautious approach to building our image of a beetle. The idea behind this method was enable you to lay a strong foundation for the final step where you can confidently and knowledgeably apply your color with its maximum intensity.
One final, simple and crucial piece of advice: keep your pencils sharp! You cannot create strong, sharp, colorful images with blunt pencils.
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