Hi guys! I'm really trying to work on speeding up my process this year so I can produce more original work. My perennial roadblock is that I have a really hard time paring down options in any aspect of illustration--it's overwhelming!
Right now I'm trying to figure out an efficient method to develop a color scheme. I do have a decent handle on color theory, how it works in composition (to focus attention, move things forward, etc.) and I have some of my own preferences. And by using David Hohn's technique of applying color mode layers on top of a value study, I'm getting a handle on keeping the values consistent and accepting the fact that they have to come first. That was hard to do!
I have watched all the SVS videos on color at least once, and if someone thinks there's something particularly helpful there in terms of developing a scheme, could you please point it out so I can rewatch those sections? I also like @smceccarelli's color scheme videos on YouTube. And I am aware of the fact that I can go search movie stills or other illustrations and grab a color scheme to try.
But something is missing. I'm currently staring at a page of 9 color schemes which I have applied to a value study, many of which are similar and none of which seems satisfying. And I have no idea why.
If you have some pointers or other resources that you have found particularly helpful in choosing a color scheme and applying it to a composition, would you mind sharing it here? Maybe we can all learn from each other in this area!