Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

About ready to art...

Just need a little more food, a trip to the great out doors to use the outhouse, and some courage. I want to do a purple sky, but I'm just befuddled over how to do yellow shadows. I mean, honestly, the theory rattles around in my head, but I have not idea how to translate that into paint on a page. Yellow? It's a weak, wimpy color that I only use to mix greens. How do you make a shadow out of a color that is all limp and weenie like that? Blue shadows are easy, but I can't imagine painting a yellow sky. It's so... wrong. Color just escapes me. I'm so rotten at it. Sure, I read what I can about it, but none of it seems to hold any weight when I'm sitting at the drafting table with a pallette. Sky is blue, shadows are grey, skin is peach, grass is green, mountains are purple, and any attempt to deviate from that on my part results in mud. Pure, ugly, smelly mud. I stare at work done by people who have a grasp of this stuff in envy and befuddlement.


Just go do it, Ellen. Won't be easy, and I'll probably hate it at least a little, but that's how ya learn. Ra ra...

  • April Month in Review, Goals for May

    Looking back at April: This was the best writing month I’ve had since January of 2020. I wrote 38,075 words, most of it Wolf’s Instinct, a little on…

  • Looking back at March, ahead to April

    March...was a month, certainly. It started with my laptop in the shop. Most notably, I finished, revised, and published The Dragon Prince's Bride.…

  • New Releases!

    She's got one life to live Anita takes a chance at a job she's not sure she can handle and she's tickled pink when the gorgeous billionaire…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment