Improve Color Harmony by Studying Hiroshi Yoshida

Woodblock prints by Hiroshi Yoshida

Hiroshi Yoshida was a 20th-century Japanese artist who's skill as a woodblock printer was unmatched.

I base most of what I know of color off this artist's work.

Notice in this group of prints that each one has a distinctive color set. Each image has its own dominant hue, in total harmony, with excellent design and atmosphere.

Also notice that there isn't a soft edge to be found.

All the "edgeless" brushwork in the world won't turn a poorly designed, color discordant mess into a work of art...ain't gonna happen.

Learn the tools to forget the tools!

Posted on Nov 9, 2018

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