Black & White
May 13, 2020 Vegas News
| △ Imagine what the world would look like if there were only black and white and no color? It's really hard to imagine! The world of black and white is too absolute and it will be suffocating; between black and white is a long gray area, with no standard answers, no boundaries, and often blurred... And the difference between human nature is even more here. Make the most of it!
In the world of painting, traditional Chinese paintings in the eastern world usually use black and white tones to paint the misty and ethereal artistic conception of landscapes; while in the west, pencil sketches are used to outline the light and dark totems of black and white. I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to experience the beauty of two very different cultures and arts!
Does black and white count as color? Just imagine: if you are in a cave without any light, it is absolute darkness. At this time, no matter what color clothes you wear, it has no meaning in absolute darkness. No matter how big your eyes are, what you see All black! The opposite is the same, so black and white is light and shade not chroma! Through the brightness, you can feel the intensity of the light on the object, which is why pencil sketching is very important. Once you understand the brightness, adding the chroma at the right time will improve your drawing skills a lot! (The author Zhang Jinrong is a painter)