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Draw Tip Tuesday – Color Where It Counts

Posted by Koosje Koene in ArtJournal, Draw Tip, Draw Tip Tuesday, sketchbook on October 16, 2018

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!

I got a question in, about how to decide what parts of your drawing to paint and color, and which parts to leave white.
It’s partly an intuitive decision, but it’s also a compositional decision. And it’s about focus.

So let’s have a look at one of my recent sketchbooks so I can explain how I decide which parts to color and which parts to leave white in my drawings.

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Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.