With its vibrant colors, warm tones, and bold lines, contrast in art is a visual art trend that’s been gaining momentum in recent years.
But drawing contrast in an art painting, or painting in a contrast to the original artwork, can be a challenge.
We’ve seen this trend pop up in contemporary art, and it’s no secret why: it can look ugly.
Here are some tips on how to make a contrasting painting that’s visually appealing, easy to understand, and also works well on the canvases and wallpapers you use for your art work.1.
Find an artistic background for the contrast in your artwork.
If you’re working with contemporary art or a contemporary art background, choose a background that looks similar to the background of your painting.
In our example, the original painting on the wall is dark and warm, and the contrast is bright and dark.2.
Paint the contrasting image.
For the contrast, use the same image that you used for the original canvas.
Start with the original image and move from there.
For example, if you have a bright yellow background with an image of a horse, and a dark blue horse, paint the contrast image on the background.3.
Use a contrasting color to complement the original color.
For contrast in a photograph, try using a contrasting shade of gray.
Try using a darker shade of grey for a portrait.
Try adding a dark shade of blue to your contrasting image for a dramatic contrast.
Try mixing up a complementary color and contrasting shade to make the contrast even more striking.4.
Paint your contrast on the canvas.
Choose a color that’s a shade of red, yellow, blue, green, or white.
Start by choosing a neutral color.
Add a complementary shade of pink to the contrasting color for a more subtle contrast.5.
Add contrast to your artwork with a contrasting border.
For a contrast in the background, create a border around your painting to give it a more dramatic effect.
For our example we used the blue border of a canvas.6.
Draw the contrast onto your canvases.
The background you used to create your painting will be your background in the artwork.
The border you used should match the background in your painting, and your painting should have a contrast effect on the art.
For more contrast, create the contrast by drawing a different background on each side of your canvas.7.
Add contrasting artwork to your wallpapers and wallclipping.
Create wallpapers for your artwork and wall clipping with contrasting colors.
If your art is on a high wall or you have other art that is not on a low wall, add contrast to it to make it more visible.8.
Add more contrast to a painting by adding contrast to shadows.
Add shadows to your art by adding a contrasting gradient to the shadow.
If a painting is dark, add a contrasting shadow to the painting to create a more contrast effect.9.
Make contrast into your artwork using a gradient or a contrasting shading.
You can use a gradient to create contrast to create more of a dramatic effect, or use a contrasting shader to make shadows more prominent.10.
Add art on a wallpaper and wallpaper clip to your painting and wall clipping.
Create art for a wall paper clip by adding contrasting colors to the shadows and gradients of your background.
You may need to add contrast from your original background to the art that you add on the clipping.11.
Add the art to your canvase or wall clip.
When you create the artwork, it should be on the same side of the canvas as your original artwork.
Use the same brush strokes for your background as you would for the background you are creating the contrast for.
For an example of adding art to a background, here’s a painting on a black and white canvas:12.
Add text to your image to make an image that will look similar to a comparison drawing.
For this example, we used an image from a drawingbook.
We then added a contrast text on the image to give the contrast of the image a contrast.13.
Create a contrast painting on your canvass.
You’ll want to start by using the same background as your background image.
Create contrasting text around your background to make this contrast on your art as clear as possible.14.
Add your artwork to a wall and clipping.
Once your artwork is on the opposite side of a wall or clipping, add the art onto the opposite wall and on the other side of that clipping.
You could add a contrast on a small section of the painting on each wall, or create a contrasting art to the other sides of the wall and the other corners of the clipping as well.15.
Add an art print on the side of another wall or piece of clipping.
For examples of creating art prints on different wallclips, check out these articles on how you can add art prints to a different wall, and how you could add art to an existing art print.