color questions

terreverte:

zurgetron answered: Your art always has such beautiful colours. Any advice on picking colour palettes?

since my colors are commented on alot or asked about- i thought i should make this it’s separate post- i generally like to pick a single base color and build a saturated color scheme around that.

but here are a couple other things and quirks i keep in mind. these were my own personal take-aways i carried over from school and work.

1. if you have your values and temperatures right- the colors you choose doesn’t matter! this is true of rendering- but also of design! (composition and characters) if you can pinpoint your focus via value and temperature- the rest is icing on the cake. if you take a look in my pastel boxes you can see this kind of arrangement:

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2. warm light = cool shadows. cool light = warm shadows.

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3.(this might not make sense now- but hold on) every color, despite it’s original temperature, has a cooler and warmer alternate version of itself.

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4.although white and black are very useful and provide a really strong statement- don’t rely on them as a crutch when mixing colors- alternatively use saturated colored alternatives.

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5. and here’s the kicker… if “realism” isn’t your goal… break whatever rules you need to to make it a more appealing piece!  (ah, now here’s where 3 &4 make sense!) if you know HOW to break the rules via color- you manage to make colors work for you, not work for your colors. one instance i use this alot in is yellows- yellows can go really bad really fast when you try to mix cool or darker colors in- instead- i use oranges to go darker to make it feel more golden. it’s not accurate- but i love the vibrant alternative. this is also something i picked up at work- because of color compression- sometimes things just didn’t look nice or right- and i had to pick darker analogous colors to make assets work.

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6. finally, like i said earlier,  if you can, pick 1 main base color and build a scheme around it- not trying to make a scheme off alot of colors. if you look at some of my more successful pieces you can say “the main color of that is…” (purple, blue, cyan, orange, reddish-brown)

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so.. knowing all these things.. this is what my color picker choices look like in photoshop:

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 i tend to stay in the saturated zone but use all the values and then i slide the hue selector up and down for temperatures.

hope this explains enough of what i do- it’s not necessarily a tutorial or anything- it’s just some things i personally keep in mind.

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inspiredchoob:

In love with dolaical73’s work at the moment, such a confident sense of light and colour. More of his work can be found here: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=575079

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littlelimpstiff14u2:

The dark beautiful despair of Phil Hale

Artist and Illustrator Phil Hale is internationally acclaimed for his powerful illustrations.

Phil Hale, a London based illustrator, knows what to do. His illustrations are incredibly rich with disjointed movement, explosive energy, and raw masculinity that which all combines into an overwhelming visit to drama itself.

http://www.allenspiegelfinearts.com/hale.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Phil-Hale/179170745476685

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honeycoyote:

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tutorializer:

Make your own air dried porcelain - diy tutorial
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With this, you can make anything you want: offering bowl, candle holder, jewelry, incense holder, you name it. 

i now need to make all the witchy things 

honeycoyote:

thehellenicguy:

tutorializer:

Make your own air dried porcelain - diy tutorial

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With this, you can make anything you want: offering bowl, candle holder, jewelry, incense holder, you name it. 

i now need to make all the witchy things 

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pigeonbits:

Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

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theartofanimation:

Ben Andrews

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artofcrystaldawn:

Here’s the full process video of the kitten doodle I did yesterday. :3

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coltonwestdance:

wiliqueen:

13allerina:

Members of the Washington Ballet Demonstrate their Most Difficult Dance Moves in Slow Motion [VIDEO]

yuuuss i was hoping someone would gif this

gif numero 3 tho

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blue-ten:

image Trakoclock asked:

Hey, if you don’t mind sharing, I’ve always wondered how you got that soft celling look on your characters in your comic. Any tips? I’m currently working on my own comic and I kind of want to go for a less harsh form of cell shading. Thanks!

A couple people have asked about the way I color things and I’ve been meaning to post a tutorial on it :]. I’ve never been too good at describing my process, but I hope this helps!

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robun:


And I love this Anon too!

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And I love this Anon too!

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