Having trouble figuring out colors to use
I have been working on this piece for a few weeks, and for some reason the colors I use for the character who is the focus of the piece has been harder than I thought. Any suggestions on how to know what colors to use in a piece like this?
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To draw attention on him, I would take a blue pallet for him as complementary color to the orange leaves. To blend him into the landscape and to built some positive relation between him and the environment, I would give him an orange skin tone and a warm hair color.
I love the perspective. It will be a really nice piece!
@Eric-Castleman Hey Eric - i agree with Jana for sure - one thing that is pretty cool to do not the iPad is to put a layer over this image and paint in a midtone on the whatever you are trying to decide the color on - then bring up your hue, saturation, brightness sliders and play with them until you like what you are seeing - ...i think this makes sense
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@Kevin-Longueil tried upvoting it, and hit quote and submit instead :-|
Not much to add to the color choice (I love the colors so far, and I think both warm and cool choices on the boy would work!) but just noting that you may have inconsistent shadows. It´s a bright midday, for sure, but the sun is slightly shifted to the bottom left corner, judging from the top trunks´ shadows. I think you can get away with the shadow of the other trees being less long, but the boy´s shadow should be approximately in the same direction as the top trunk´s shadow. Love the feeling of this piece!
@Jana awesome suggestion! I have been messing with the color you suggested, and am shocked I didn't consider the blue/orange relationship already. Great idea!
@Kevin-Longueil excellent idea! I have been doing as you suggested, and it has been a hige breakthrough for me. So much easier to sift through color ideas until it looks just right. Glad you have procreate
@smceccarelli this has been something I have been wondering about, but until you mentioned the shadow on the boy I didn't even consider how incosistent that would be. Thanks flr the clrrection!
Glad you are all here to help me our!
Sorry for the crazy mispelling. When typing on my ipad, the little box vanishes when I type, and I cannot correct my spelling.