colour!

anonymous asked:

Hello! How do you go about selecting a background colour to work from? I always struggle to make the colours fit any background colour or vice versa, and you do it so well, any advice would be grand! Thanks!

Ah, well i truthfully don’t work from a background colour! in my sketches, the background shape is actually the thing i do last.

I choose that based on the character, there are certain colours i associate with a character which is what ends up in the background haha

My base colour is actually my sketch colour! It’s from there that i choose the colours in my piece, as my sketch colour is typically the darkest colour in it.

For example!

in this piece, the sketch colour was a light purple:

whereas in this piece,

it’s a dark red!

if you look closely you can see how the different sketch colour affects the colours in the piece. The second sketch is a lot redder overall due to the sketch colour.

I get asked abt how i  colour quite a lot to be honest haha,, i recorded a video of myself colouring a little while ago:

but uh?? here’s how i actually go about choosing a colour.

The first thing is i kind of see the world in the colour wheel, when i look at something in my head i see where it is on the colour wheel.

This is mostly just because i’ve been working digitally since i was 12 haha,, but yeah i kinda. think in hue/saturation/value ?

basically, i have a colour in my mind and i move towards it from the colour i currently have

in this case i am thinking about Maya’s hair, which is a black-brown

and i do this with every colour, first changing the value and saturation, then moving through the colour wheel.

and i keep going until the whole thing is coloured !

The colours i chose are based entirely on what looks nice to me, but i have also spent a lot of time studying colour theory.

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