My name is Tessa, I'm the founder of Life to Legend which is ran through my company Tez Art & Design (www.tezartdesign.eu). I created this website with the intention to provide information to any creative out there, but also to anyone that's simply curious and wants to learn more about different species of animals, plants and more, extinct species and figments from imagination throughout time. If you would like to contribute, either contact me through the contact system on the website or participate in the forum! ~Love Tess

Utilizing light and contrast in your artwork

Light and contrast are two things that go hand in hand. If there was no light, there wouldn’t be any contrast either, because everything would be shaded. In our world, there’s always light, unless you go deep underground or are in some airtight kind of structure with no lights on.
Light is what helps us not only to see but also to understand textures. Without this light, we can of course feel our way through and figure out materials on the go, but being a very visually oriented species, light helps us out way more.

Color theory, color shifting in your artwork

Color theory is a tough subject as is. When you ran through our other color theory articles, you will know the basics already. This article is the next step. How is color affected by light and other objects? And to what degree will it affect the objects? There is no simple answer to that and depends on many factors. You will do just fine when you’re drawing without the following knowledge, but these tips will help you get to the next level and make your artwork pop!

Color theory exercises, how to improve!

There are many ways to improve your color perception. To some people color theory comes easy, but more often than not, these people are already fairly expressive in their art. They have a stylized or very artistic approach to art in which color is just a way to emphasize their goal. For artists that lean a bit more toward realistic art, color theory is a bit harder because color shifts in our world are way more subtle. but they are there!