Critiques please- Which colors look right?
Hi, everyone! It's been a long time since I asked for a critique here in the forum. I'm currently working on a project and I'm stomped with the background colors. This spread was supposed to show the various fears of the children. I want it to convey fear, anxiety, panic. Which of the 2 spreads best convey that? Also, if you have better colors in mind please feel free to share them. I'm at a lost. Thank you so much for the help.
Elena Marengoni last edited by
illustrating children's fears sounds like a fun project! I love projects that deal with visualizing emotions, so cool!
Could you specify which image is meant to convey which emotion specifically? I think it could help to give more accurate feedback.
As for the colors, I tend to prefer the second and less saturated set because it makes the characters more readable and makes them stand out a bit more. Are you planning to add more contextual references to the 2 scenes on the right as well or will they be placed on a more uniform type of background as in these compositions?
In the third image (the one in which the boy is asleep), I have the impression that the yellow strokes on the blanket are a little too strong. Maybe that's a test, but I would tone then down a tiny bit because it makes me think it's a reflective surface. Also, the room could perhaps be even darker (no lamp but only the light coming from outside or maybe a super feeble indoor light) and maybe more uniform in terms of tone. I am attaching 2 images to show you what I mean:
Can't wait to see your finished pieces!
@Nyrryl-Cadiz I like the less saturated ones too - very nice work!
eriberart last edited by
I also like the bottom set
These are great! I like the bottom set of colors best.
@Nyrryl-Cadiz I like the top colours. But maybe turn down the saturation of the backgrounds. Great work.
@Nyrryl-Cadiz My favorites are the boy with the spider, and the two kids (one in wheelchair) in the dark.
As for color, most of the background palettes feel a bit too bright/happy. Suggest adding a transparent layer (multiply if in Photoshop) of black/blue to tone down the saturation. Will there be other details in this images? There's lots of potential to increase the mystery and suspense and fear.
Neha Rawat last edited by
I like the bottom set without the pink background. Mainly, desaturated cool/neutral colors is what I would associate with those emotions.
hannahmarie last edited by
I really love the spider one, both versions look great!
Rachel Horne last edited by