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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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WHY WORK IN BLACK AND WHITE?

As you begin to draw and experiment with shape and line using just black and white, the contrast and the simplicity will be instantly evident. Black and white makes for a comfortable, low-noise creative palette. It allows your creative message to be quickly communicated. The results are clean and classic.

A limited palette lends itself to beautiful, strong, and sophisticated artwork. Dark backgrounds in black or gray with white paint make a bold statement. White pen or paint on a tan craft background has a modern yet rustic vibe.

It is restful to the creative eye to peel back color and create with less. This process returns the focus to basic yet important design principles and expands your creative process.

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