Anonymous asked: So my artwork has a tendency to end up dull and lifeless. The sketch looks wonderful and I cant wait to color it- then I do and it's just..... killed. Any tips on how to make artwork more exciting and appealing to look at? Thank you in advance :)
It’s hard to say without actually seeing it, so I’m really just guessing based on what you said, that your colours seem to kill the drawing.
A lot of people make the mistake of simply adding black or white to the base colour of an object to shade or highlight. Doing this makes an image look really grey and dull.
The general fix for this is to use colours considered to be “colder” and “darker” than your base to shade the object, and colours considered to be “warmer” and “lighter” than your base to highlight it. More information can be found in the [colour theory] tag.
(Again, I don’t know if this applies here, without seeing what I’m talking about…)