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Basic Information: Get Dirty!

If you have a color scheme that is not working, trying a wash of a darker paint over the top.  Thin the darker color paint with water and add as many layers as you want.  I sometimes experiment with leftover paint on cardboard scraps.  I like to play around with cut out photographs from magazines and newspapers.  It’s like sketching for me.  The background colors of the boxing match were to bright and cheery.  I splotched on a gunmetal metallic gray and dispersed the paint wash with alcohol.  I think getting the color dirty and knocking back the yellow had a much better effect.

Before: The colors are too bright.

After: Much better match to the subject matter!

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