# [Vocabulary]Drawn in green or coloured in green?

#### Buddy42

##### Junior Member
Dear teachers,

I've got some trouble with "colours" and I can't find a satisfying answer in any of my dictionaries.

When describing a drawing, colours should be mentioned as well, especially when their usage is of importance for the whole picture.

Problem 1: The man in the picture is completely green, which I would like to point out.

a) The man is drawn green whereas the trees are yellow....
b) The man is drawn in green....
c) The man is coloured green....
d) The man is coloured in green...

I'd prefer b) but I'm not really sure about it.

Problem 2:

a) Almost everything in the picture is held in dark colours, there's only one bright spot on the left.
b) is drawn with dark colours

Here, I've got no idea...

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#### emsr2d2

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Of those 4, I'd choose 3. However, I would actually say "The man is green". (Why is there a green man in the picture? Is he an alien?)

#### Tarheel

##### VIP Member
He changes color depending on his emotions. At the present time he is literally green with envy.
;-)

#### Buddy42

##### Junior Member
Of those 4, I'd choose 3. However, I would actually say "The man is green". (Why is there a green man in the picture? Is he an alien?)

You're right! He's an alien, but the interesting thing is that also his clothes are green. So he's green all over. Just saying "He's green" wouldn't work here, would it?

What about the second "problem"? Is it possible to say "held in dark colours" or should it rather be something else?

#### tedmc

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I would say: ...is [STRIKE]drawn with [/STRIKE] in dark colours.

#### Buddy42

##### Junior Member
Is "the man was green all over" possible here?

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