I decided to use up some of the black paper left after I have used all of the lovely gray in my Strathmore pad… Mind bender!
Many artists used toned paper or canvas, something in a middle tone. I prefer that myself… Lets me work in the darks and the lights, and the value of a color is more easily determined.
Some artists trained themselves to work on a white canvas, and I sometimes work on white, and easily get my darks laid in before going to mid-tones and lights
But working on a black ground, wow! My mind flipped. It was a real struggle to block out mid to light shapes first, rather than mid to dark.
Started getting the hang of it towards the end of the session… Whew!