|You can see how the black looks dull and ruins any vibrancy the colors have achieved|
Putting color over the black changes everything
You can see from the photos I've attached that the black really did totally kill the colors of the flower shapes. However, knowing that I'd need to block the white of my paper to get the dark value I wanted, I decided to use black. The phthalo blue still shows on top of it, but now the light can't show through and lighten it. The black has become a tool in my painting kit instead of a mess-making no no. Know the rules, learn to abide by them, then discard them on purpose to achieve what you want. Cool, huh.
Thanks for stopping by! Alice