What does an artist portray? Well, something from his life. What surrounds him, what he is familiar with, what is important to him or what attracted him. He sublimates his personal life experience into certain graphic symbols. Each of them has its own palette. John Baldessari is recognizable by his method and techniques. Laurence Lowry used only five colors. Maybe, thus his arts are easy to fake? – I don’t know. Here is a part of my palette. I use the lines that I drew myself. Intersecting, these lines change the tonal saturation, construct a form. Sometimes I add a little color. Sometimes I don’t use hatching, I work with flat bright or muted colors. It happens I use modernist pointillism, it can be called peas. It is important for me that the picture contains a certain thought and, of course, humor. Sometimes I’m asked, how you did it? Okay, how does Warhol turn a photo into a silkscreen? I answer: with a help of great magic! But in my case I recommend:
– Divide an image into 4-6 tones.
– Draw 4-6 different grids.
– Fill each tone with its grid.
– If you can’t make it manually, do it in the computer.
– Main, enjoy your work.