The diamond theme for October 2016 was black and white. No colour, just white, black and all the lovely greys in between.
To gain a better understanding of the contrasting values within a diamond’s facets I spent this month creating diamond studies in black and white. Materials used this month include: ink, acrylic paint, graphite, chalk, markers and a variety of papers.
I used October as an opportunity to use up some of the 5″ x 7″ doughnut holes* I have left over from cutting out mount board for framing other artworks.
*The bit of the mount board that is cut out of the centre to make the window for the artwork to sit behind. This is not an official ‘technical term’ for these leftover bits – but it works for me.
The above drawing was done on a ‘doughnut hole’ piece of mount board.
THIS MONTH’S SPARKLING HIGHLIGHTS:
Three of my favourite diamonds this month:
Black and White Heart Shaped Diamond
Ink and acrylic on paper
Black and White Marquise Shaped Diamond
Pencil, chalk and old in painting on scrap paper on the rest of old in painting on scrap paper
Black and White Brilliant Cut Diamond – Yeah!
Graphite on mount board
Related post: Diamond a Day, September 2016