Hey sweetness (can i call you that? Idk sorry if thats weird) but anyways, ive had a hard time with colour palettes and i was curious on how you usually choose yours. Your artwork is beautiful by the way!
Hey sorry I’m so late replying to this! I just really wanted to take my time and answer this properly. Because boy oh boy do I have bad news for you…
I really don’t… use colour pallets? Like except for simple drawings like these:
But I will talk about how I use colour and choose my colours using the following three examples!!
So the first thing wee need to do is we actually need to look at all of these drawings without any shading, blending layers, or lighting. Just flat colours. Because that’s when it becomes obvious that I make my own damn rules.
So here you can see that I actually blend my elects together with the use of shading and lighting. Right now All of these images are very gross looking, BUT they do illustrate the most common way I work with colour. For most of my drawings i generally pick a DOMINANT COLOUR to work with, and then I pick several colours to accent that colour.
The dominant colour in this image is pretty obvious, and so it’s easy to pick accenting colours. Yellow is right next to green on the colour wheel, so it’s common for the two to be used together. But what about an image with more variety?
So here I’ve talked about using all warm colours, and using all cool colours. But what about a picture where I have a bunch of different colours hanging out? How do I make that work?
In order to make a bunch of colours work together, shading with similar colours from the environment is important. This is how you embed characters in an environment.
NONE OF THESE ARE RULES! It’s just the way i work! And honestly when it comes to colour, it’s really just practice and… having a good eye? I’ve met exceedingly talented artists who when I was like “Hey can I get an image that looks cool and fresh” I’d get an image back that used WARM COLOURS. And i would have to message them and go “what the hell are you doing??”.
But they legit couldn’t see it! So it’s always good to talk to people, share your work, and get feedback. find what works for you. If you need to stick to a strict pallet, ok. If you’re like me and you can just somehow intuitively grab colours and make them work? right on man. There’s a bunch of tricks and cheats out there. Try a bunch and see what sticks.
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hnn this is kinda my first time drawing lance so I’m sorry if it looks bad I drew this hella long time ago and had it just kinda siting on my laptop with no colour so I randomly decided to colour it during the little free time I have :’) idk how to caption this so uh if you guys want you can do it? idk but constructive (and polite pls my fragile heart cannot take harsh criticism) criticism is greatly appreciated as well as likes and reblogs those would be fantastic thank
AHHHHHHH I FINALLY FINISHED OMFG THIS IS THE MOST FASTEST DRAWING I EVER DONE XD
@cookies-hetaoni AHHHH here you go sempai! X’D And im so sorry it looks bad and shitty, my cat keeps on bothering me and its getting late at my place rn xD (rip) but all in all, this cute boy is a lot of fun to draw and colour actually ^^ and thank you for helping me by giving the ref sheet for this bae xD and for some reason, he looks pretty pale omfg xD hoped you liked it sempai! ;w;)o
I READ SO MANY CUTE KAGEHINA DOUJINSHIS SO HERE…HAVE A QUICK SLOPPILY PUT TOGETHER COMIC, I AM SORRY FOR THE BAD ART QUALITY. Heheheh I just like the idea of people kissing wounds better ^__^ (Backgrounds, wtf are backgrounds?? COLOURS? haha idk I’m sorry they’re terrible xD )
#the fact that he acknowledged the fact that she didn’t ask for it #and he was pretty much the only one to do this #and he told her that the least he could do is keep her company #because he knows it must’ve been hard for her especially now her life is in danger #he didn’t want her to go through it alone #noone loves her as much as he does i swear