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I see alot of painters use random blotches of green and blue when painting skin. I don't get it, shadows are not that color and there are no blue/green lights reflecting them. So what gives?

>> No.3968583

Shadows are that color and so is the skin, but the real reason is an impressionistic effect from a distance. It neutralizes the red and orange of the skin. Shadows often create a complement in certain lighting conditions, especially cool studio lighting.

>> No.3968584

Google ''Cangiante'' read the articles you find and also look at the images, you will understand

>> No.3968588


It's mostly just a meme the way people are using it. Ditto with the oh so random vertical smudges that are mandatory to make a portrait ready for that vegan café wall

>> No.3968598

I know about shiftng hues for light and shadow, but painting skins really confuses me. Those color placements seem so random.

>> No.3968606

They may seem like it from up close and who knows? They may actually have been added randomly when the artist only vaguely had an idea that it might look good, but the end result is the same (look at thumbnail of OP image for example)

>> No.3968667
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Adding on to what >>3968583 said

Putting different colors next to each other causes them to combine visually. This is more obvious when viewing it from far away, but the effect remains when viewing normally. Examples can be found in many Impressionist works, most famously A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The same effect is at work in inkjet printers.

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>> No.3968859

>I see alot of painters use random blotches of green and blue when painting skin
I hate when they do that desu and I think it looks like shit.

>> No.3969257

hmm in that pic it's mostly the style i guess and with color you should go with a similar chromatic spectrum to give your image depth and complexity or so i think

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fortunately your opinion doesn't matter.

>> No.3971317

i was with him until he dumped that cobalt turquoise everywhere

>> No.3971355

colour doesnt matter if the value is right.

>> No.3971377


Color doesn't matter in conveying a sense of light and form, and a such it's a useful thing to keep in mind when you're starting out to make sure you focus on value first.

That however does not mean that color is arbitrary and not an important aspect of realism and design.

>> No.3971399

we found OP's painter guys

>> No.3971462

Those colours in the OP pic are the new 'drip' watercolour paintings. In 5 years they will be incredibly outdated.
The cools and warms don't relate to anything on that picture, it's a mess, trying to pass itself off as modern and exciting.

>> No.3971537

>That however does not mean that color is arbitrary and not an important aspect of realism and design.
Of course.

>> No.3971841

Well we invented cameras so if we just want a picture of people we can have that easier. Painting nowadays is about adding emotional value and style to what is there in life. The thing you're talking about is called Color Notes, and is part of a painterly aesthetic.


>> No.3971879

this makes no sense, you can make something impressionistic with emotional value without having to smear random colors on the piece
OP's image is hideous

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>> No.3971916

Blue is the complementary color if the orangeish color of skin tone, and using it to indicate shadow on the skin plays into color theory. However, you are right in saying a lot of the splotches of green/blue on this painting are random, and as a result of that their application looks bad.

>> No.3972609

It’s because most of these painters have the tendency to splatter paint al over their canvas and cal it “art”, but in reality it looks terrible.

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