To me, color/non-color choice is partially about contrasting 'drama'; so partially subjective to what you are used to etc.
Author shows clean, crisp Black-n-White can do this defining contrasting very well.
But, for me; part of that BW drama would bring me back to an older time,
>>with 'grittier' components of hard work/conditions of rope in this 'drama'; story told in the picture as part of the scene.
but my familiarity is totally as work device, so looking to feel the gritty work and sweat, rope loaded w/force of the scene i think;
>>but still think it is the best 'drama' from the BW canvas.
In contrast, i think colorful 'eye candy' has it's merits to the other extreme of clean and smooth.
Each should draw you in with it's details and depths i think.
>>even to the point of perhaps eye fascination opens to light mesmerism of more open mind to learning, as pic looks so right??
>>i think we have a survivalist animal eye, that rejects false looking pics etc.; doesn't open to them
>>as animals we are constantly learning what looks right around us, so can define out of place threats
>>in drawing this comes up so many times, as just doesn't look right; you just know something is out of place, but can't define it.
>>brain is pushing back, not open when eye says content isn't right
i believe things i've put together are more labor intensive as a real 'draw' back!
>>but then always trying to leave said construction open to animation..
edit:Drawing/ animation can also take viewer into theoretical places/views etc. that picture couldn't.