Selective Color in Art


Selective Color is process in which one color is used in a black and white or monochrome piece of art.  This is one trick that photographers have had in their tool box for years.  Every once in a while, an artist that draws or paints will use this technique.  It is an excellent way to make the piece of art “pop”, or guide the viewer’s eye around the piece of art.

As one photographer noted, “just because it’s an old idea, it should not hold you back from experimenting with it.”   My point is, because it has been in used in photography, doesn’t mean it can’t be used in other forms of art work.  And as an added benefit, it is exciting!

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