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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 0 D E C E M B E R G R A P H I C S P R O 6 9 with basic flat colorization to define the image. Our approach was to paint over the top of the flat colors to make editing easier and to isolate areas for seps. Since the pumpkin head was the focus, we pushed the background back. Violet made for a perfect dark sky. Light blue was used for a glow effect on the moon and fog for a spooky environment. We incor- porated location identity with the famous Vegas sign. We added some shadowy recesses in the clothing and the head of the pumpkin. With the light source away from our im- posing figure, the shadows in the cloth- ing would be the garment color showing through. This lent a soft hand feel and drape. Fundamentals of light and shadow were the order of the day. Black was the core of shadow. We rendered in some reflec- tive light to move color around as well. The red on the bottom of the head was reflected from the shirt and ink, and the yellow comes from the sign and glow from within. Since violet is a direct complement to orange on the color wheel, it made for a dramatic shadow. We battered the Vegas sign to creep it out with a few burned out bulbs, cracks, and rust. Modifying the white base under the sign pushed some of the colors back, adding to the dilapidation and giving us multiple tones with each color. Dark for- ests and leafless branches made for inter- esting edges and increased the creep factor. These effects were simply knocked out to show black. Once the color was developed, we care- fully considered our white printer or base plate's variations and opacities. The black fabric helped us achieve secondary, muted, and shadow colors. We managed a number of tones with each color using various per- centages. We used the base and highlight white to create the gray and silver tones. We removed the positive information of the blacks and defused densities for deep tones. Caseys' Translucency is a vellum- like material designed especially for you – the screen printer – to make inexpensive positives direct from your laser printer or copier. inexpensive positives direct from your laser printer or copier. 6528 S Oneida Ct, Centennial, CO 80111-4617 • 800-544-5620 Since 1986

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