Thursday, February 10, 2011

White, Really?

Some Thesaurus words for "white" - achromatic, alabaster, ashen, blanched, bleached, chalky, clear, fair, frosted, ghastly, ivory, light, milky, neutral, pallid, pasty, pearly, silver, snowy, transparent, wan.

I loved this teapot not only for its interesting shape and texture but because it is white and shiny. I wouldn't normally be drawn to that but the natural state is what captured the artistic spirit inside me. So, how many colors are you able to see in this white item? A lot, right? Now the next time you are rendering a white object, don't just basecoat it white and add some shades. Make sure to add all of those wonderfully dark colors to give your item depth and believability. The highlights should be white but nothing else, remember that. It is about learning to see and appreciate what is in front of you.

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