Goodmorning Draw Paint Mix community,
I am working on a portrait of a celeb... the reference photo has people behind the actor... i removed the people in the background as the pose was perfect for a portrait... my question is how do i choose the correct background... is there a system or style that would make this easier for me? Im also working on another portrait of a celeb from 1940s...the reference photo is in black and white... i used other photos to get the flesh tones down, but how would you chose a solid background color... should it be light or dark/ ? i see most of the classics are dark...and it seems that most use a darker value of perhaps what the subject is wearing... if the subject is wearing a dark orange...u go in with an even darker orange as a background? what if someone is wearing black... what would the color of the background be... i read somewhere you should choose the opposite color on the color wheel from whatever color the subject is wearing...hmmmm.... help!