Saturday, June 20, 2009

Exploring II - Color

And here is the other one... what do you think? Are the colors working? Feel free to offer tips, I'm always open to suggestions! :)


Janine said...

They are both so lovely, as sketches and in colour.
But this is my favaourite one.
I think it´s perfect.

angelic pursuits said...

This is a lot of fun, Michelle! I love the characterization. Your choice of colors is also great. My only suggestion regarding paint (which may not be what you're looking for) is trying to give a higher saturation to the paints you use for the characters to help them stand out. But this really is fun to look at!

Michelle Henninger said...

Thanks Angela, that's a great suggestion! I'll always take advice on paint!

And Janine thanks for the kind words.

Linda Kay said...

The colors are great--clean & fresh looking. Very nice images with lots of activity & interaction. Good job!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is so funny and cute. it makes me want to giggle and I just did. What a moment captured. This is what I call character study and it's very important when doing this kind of illustration. There is a wonderful interaction going on between the characters in both pieces and this is why they work. I do agree with Angelic. Yes go ahead and great crazy with the colors and make those hilarious characters stand out! Great job.

Lyon said...

Convert the image to black and white. You'll see where the points of saturation are a lot easier then.

I was taught that the center of interest should have the lightest lights and the darkest darks right next to each other to really pull the eye in.

I think your color palette works well, it just needs more layers of density. It's all about the same saturation at the moment.

Great job. You have an eye for story telling.