it looks great with a dark bg

vinniedoesart  asked:

hi, I'm hoping to launch my own webcomic soon, and I can't help but fall absolutely in love with the color aesthetic in your comic!! Would you mind sharing how you pick your colors and achieve such a good unifying color palette?

I made a new palette for Roach to use for the character flatting and it has a tiny bit of info regarding this!

Mostly, my biggest point is to fill the whole page with the colour you want your page to be (choosing the average saturation and tone you’re going for) and then. Hover around it. If you colour pick from some paintings you like (danish school is not great for this unless you want to do super high contrast– and if you do I’d definitely recommend looking up mike mignola) you’ll notice that the majority of colours laying next to one another are very similar in tone, even if one is registering light blue and the other a pale brown– I wouldn’t suggest using the colours you picked in a page since it will look odd, but it’s absolutely a great learning tool to understand what colours work. Todays page had a predominantly dark brownish purple, and all the colours were decided on based on how they looked on that bg. 

Also, my colour choices have gotten better as I did the comic (early blindsprings pages were VERY “tree trunks are brown and leaves are saturated green”) so as long as you’re thinking and learning, learning as you go is absolutely fine :) In the beginning pages, when I got to the night scene with all that green light I had NO idea how to deal with that. Now it’s old hat. 

It’ll come!