Dominant Notan Practice

I am practicing my notans more and more since so many artists stress that a good value plan for your painting is so absolutely vital for it to be successful. In this post I am looking at notans that have dominant values.

If you want to learn more about creating notans then you should definitely…

I am practicing my notans more and more since so many artists stress that a good value plan for your painting is so absolutely vital for it to be successful. In this post I am looking at notans that have dominant values.

If you want to learn more about creating notans then you should definitely check out the Virtual Art Academy. In fact this post has been strongly inspired by just one of the hundreds of lessons that the course covers, all aimed at teaching you to be a professional artist.

Dominant Whites

In these notans I have used white as a dominant color, with grey being the sub-dominant color.

Dominant Greys

From memory these notan sketches were of some landscape photos; I did not take notes of where each notan was made. I think the first notan was a beam of sunlight lighting up a section of the hill. I think the second notan was of a sunset landscape, where the moutains were lit and the sky was quite dark.

Dominant Blacks

This was a fun notan to draw; it was a tiger being lit (by a flash) on a dark background.

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