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HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Contrast

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HI GUYS RANDOM TUTORIAL OLOL

Anywho, I'm thinking of making a "How to Make Your Art Look Nice" series about the subtle things that make drawings look awesome.

I see lots of people who are struggling with contrast so I hope this tutorial can guide them. This is my understanding on how contrast works in drawing.

Enjoy guys!

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Luminaara's avatar
Daaaamnn I needed this! Thank you sm! Also I love your kind of humour :meow:
Mavellover's avatar
Please make an art guide book, most of them are all serious and hard to concentrate on. But this is by far the best explanation I've seen :)
trisketched's avatar
Ah I wish! Perhaps in the future! I feel like i can expand on this topic more to be honest!
gemmillw's avatar
....so guilty, thanks for sharing this!
Asa-Chi's avatar
Thank you for taking your time and creating all these nice tutorials for us, they're really helpful and inspiring :)
trisketched's avatar
It's a good way to review my knowledge. I am very glad to have shared them ^_^
AngelKayjae's avatar
This is definitely something I have trouble with. Thanks for all of the tutorials you've made. They're helping me a lot. :D
trisketched's avatar
good to know ! you're very welcome :aww:
mothermultiverse's avatar
Thank you so much for this! It's so useful and simple to understand! :D

But what do you mean when you said "it's not fair because I actually rendered it"?
trisketched's avatar
You're very welcome! Ah about that, I was just kidding how much i gave that drawing more love over the other two
Safetoss's avatar
Thanks. You raised an issue I haven't thought about before.
VactuART's avatar
do you have a tutorial on how to start doing studies? they are really hard to make "look good" idk. It's easy for me to use a reference but to completely copy it and make it look decent... it's always been a problem for me. 
trisketched's avatar
Maybe I can just answer right here! I don't think I understand your question completely, but I'll try my best.

What did you mean "to make a study 'look good'"? Maybe you could use better reference? You should remember that the purpose of "making studies" is to study and learn. They are not made to impress, they are made for learning. Draw things you feel that you need to improve on. When I make studies, depending on the subject, I take a mental note on how colors/light/anatomy/materials are drawn. And you don't just do it once, you do it loads of times or the purpose of learning is rather lackluster. It is also good to take things one step at a time.

I hope this answered your question. And good luck!
VactuART's avatar
Thank you ! I completely understand now. But I feel like I shouldn't post it here if it isn't really eye catching like your studies are.
trisketched's avatar
Ah, if you're looking into eye catching studies, either you make studies from eye-catching references or throw in something interesting into the composition (like abstract things like I do lmao).
VactuART's avatar
okay so you're saying it's okay if I steal some ideas? LOOL
trisketched's avatar
haha if you know the limits in Intellectual Property Rights, sure
LiHue-kun's avatar
But how about if we want our drawing to look soft of calm. Do we also need to use some strong contrast?
trisketched's avatar
Depends on where you want the eyes to go. Though this matter can also under lighting (like diffused lighting for soft lights and little sharp shadows). Just look at other drawings that convey a soft/calm effect
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fantastic-jellybeans's avatar
This is beautiful. Bless.
PAMVllo's avatar
Yes! This is really useful!
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