Friday, September 10, 2010

Brushes App - Color Studies

Studying color is all about being observant wherever you are. Anywhere you look you can find inspiration and understanding of how color works. The Brushes app on my iPod Touch has proven itself invaluable for translating this observation to speed paintings on the fly. It's a lot of fun!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Hall Monitor - Color Studies

Six months ago I decided I was going to re-color all 75 pages of The Hall Monitor, which I had 'completed' back in 2008. My first step was to try to actually learn how to color! I hit the books and here are my first attempts.

I read that a good way to make colors work together is to give them a common base. I started each study with a light blue and laid new colors over top with a low opacity brush in Photoshop. The result were greens that had blue in them, reds that had blue in them, yellows that have blue in them, etc, etc.