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Roses are Black

By Tajii-chan
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1 of 2 Portrait Point Commissions for luililie :heart:

Her goth character, whose name I am unsure of. She's got a great design though~ I hope I didn't butcher her with my inability to use black ;-; It's been awhile!

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SEIKO EPSON CORP.
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WF-2540 Series
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Imaginationdrawing's avatar

hi there! i love ur art! I was wondering, how did u use a black color pencil when coloring black hair? Since black can be a flat color and I'm trying to figure out a way to use it. Can u help me?

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Love the pink and purple accents of color! You did a great job sweetie! :hug: I am sure luililie will be super happy!
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I'm really happy she liked it-- and same goes to you! The colors were fun to work with ;) Thank you!
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Aww great picture ^^
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Your welcome ^^
Kammii-chan's avatar
Simply amazing :la: And what do you mean "inability"? The shading awesome!
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;v; Me and black have a love-hate relationship it seems. And wow, thank you very much :heart:
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It looks awesome, Tajii ^^
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Thank you very much :aww: :heart:
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you're welcome^.^
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I must say; excellent work.
I love how well the colors blend together and how you managed to blend  the background in with the foreground.

If I may give you one advice when it comes to using black (because it is indeed a hard color to use).
Try to mix it up with different colors. Black very seldom appears to be exactly black when you colorpick it on photo's. It's often influenced by lighting conditions. If you try to emulate that effect in drawings, it'll feel a lot more natural :)
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Ah yes, I remember receiving that piece of critique from both of my art teachers during high school. During that time, they refused to let me do straight-up anime, so I was doing realism portraits and art nouveau style. If I so much as touched black, I got marks off ;; I usually do mix my black, but the shading here was so dark that it's nearly impossible to see it, it seems. There's a very light pink in the hair, and some blue in the shirt. Maybe I ought to work on lightening my shading, so I can get all of those colors to actually appear in my work, haha ;;

Thanks for the advice and the comment! :) :heart:
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Nice work. The black works well :)
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this is gorgeous! the colors on this are outstanding! just love when really good artists put out really good traditional work! :D great piece!
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Thank you very much for such a sweet compliment :heart: Very happy you like it!
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Awesome work, tajii!!!!  :D
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You're welcome! :D
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So so so so pretty!
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