It’s December! That means last color challenge of the year (and then we’re moving on to something new that I’ll tell you more about later this month…). As randomly chosen by Colors On The Web‘s spinner, the final palette is:
Not exactly traditional holiday colors but that grey-blue definitely has a frosty feel to it. I’m actually in love with this palette… so it makes no sense that I’ve struggled for more than a week to complete a simple sketch for it. I’ve had lots of ideas– good ones, even!– but could not put them to paper the way I saw them in my head. So frustrating! So, yeah, once again I fell back on my source of easy inspiration– fairies.
Ironically, this last-ditch effort may be my favorite thing I’ve drawn all year. Weird how things work out like that… Hopefully I’ll like it as much in color.
What about you? Up for the very last challenge of 2013? If you’d like to participate, please link your work in the comments section. I’d love to see what sorts of images this color scheme inspires!
This was a really hard palette to work with… I made several background variations, each containing a lot more teal, but I just didn’t like it next to the purple. I had to ease way back on the blues just to finish this one… So it’s not as representative of the challenge colors as it should be but I’m happy with the results.
Anybody else participating in this month’s challenge? Are you following the color theme better than I did? ~_^ Please link your work in the comments– I’d love to see it!
On a more personal note, my grandmother is not doing very well and has been in the hospital for several weeks. I’ve decided to put Sink on hold for awhile (since I haven’t been home to work on it) and will likely be scare around here, too, while my family is dealing with all this. I do plan to post a new color challenge for December but if things take a turn for the worse, please understand if those plans go by the wayside.
Sorry for the late post; it’s been a very glitchy day consisting of mysteriously deleted files and unexpected power outages… Hopefull this post actually shows up! ~_^
Anyway, it’s November (how can it already be November?) so here’s a new palette challenge. As randomly chosen by Colors On The Web‘s spinner, this month’s color scheme is:
Hmmm… I’m not a big fan of blue and purple together. I have seen it work (usually in bouquets) but more often than not I think it’s a combination that quickly goes awry (especially in my hands). My first thought upon seeing these colors was ‘peacock’ but I’m just not in the mood to draw lots of intricate feathers, so I’m going with the subject I usually turn to when I’m short on time and inspiration– fairies!
I’m pretty happy with the sketch but a little intimidated by this palette so we’ll see how it all turns out in a few weeks…
What about you– how do you feel about blue and purple together? What image does this palette bring to mind? If you’d like to participate in this month’s challenge, please link your work in the comments– I’d love to see how other artists handle this color combo!
Okay, so I did manage to keep the lineart simple this month and inking flew by in no time at all… but then I found a bunch of amazing Photoshop brushes and textures at Obsidian Dawn Resources and this illustration became a giant test sheet for all my shiny new tools. And took two weeks longer to finish than I’d anticipated.
So, yeah, this looks nothing like how I had envisioned it but I like it anyway; the saturation mirrors the ultra-vivid Autumn we’re experiencing here right now– it’s beautiful!
Oh, and the purple hue from the challenge palette is present– just not fully visible everywhere. You can see it in the upper right hand corner of the background but it’s also used throughout as the shade layer (most easily seen on the branches) so everything has a slight hint of lilac. Totally not cheating here. ~_^
Anyone else try out this month’s color combination? If so, please leave a link to your work in the comments section– I’d love to see how others used this palette!
My biggest goal this year was to begin posting my comic (in public, where people could actually see it) before I turned thirty– and, like the master procrastinator I am, I just completed this goal with less than a day to spare. A slim victory but I’ll take it! Whoohoo! ^_^
So, yeah, Sink has officially launched! Check it out! Today’s post is the cover of Chapter 1 but tomorrow (Friday) I’ll add Page 1 and the series will continue to be updated every Thursday after that.
Thank you to everyone who has shown interest in this project– I hope you enjoy the final product! *hugs*