Derby #171: Meat
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The Fried Piper

The Fried Piper
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pickabattle


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Re: The Fried Piper


Anybody have any feedback for me on this design? I'd really appreciate the help. I wasn't sure about the color combination (cranberry / lemon). Also, I wasn't sure whether to color in the individual elements or not. I started to and then scrapped it in lieu of this version. Thanks!

paigeg


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pickabattle wrote:Anybody have any feedback for me on this design? I'd really appreciate the help. I wasn't sure about the color combination (cranberry / lemon). Also, I wasn't sure whether to color in the individual elements or not. I started to and then scrapped it in lieu of this version. Thanks!


I'm still learning, myself, but I'll take a shot.
I think this is composed nicely, and I like the choice of shirt color. If I'm not going to use black lines, I like dark colors like navy, a dark green, brown... Cranberry wouldn't have been my first choice, but it looks good.
To color this, you'd have to remove some of your shadning, and beef up your linework quite a bit first. This would probably look great with a faded, muted color scheme and some halftoning for the shading. I don't think you'd want to go for full-blown saturated colors.
My opinion, fwiw.

pickabattle


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paigeg wrote:I'm still learning, myself, but I'll take a shot.
I think this is composed nicely, and I like the choice of shirt color. If I'm not going to use black lines, I like dark colors like navy, a dark green, brown... Cranberry wouldn't have been my first choice, but it looks good.
To color this, you'd have to remove some of your shadning, and beef up your linework quite a bit first. This would probably look great with a faded, muted color scheme and some halftoning for the shading. I don't think you'd want to go for full-blown saturated colors.
My opinion, fwiw.


Pageg, thank you so much for the feedback! I definitely see what you are saying with needing to clean up the linework for full color. I have kind of a beginner question, though...how is everyone doing halftones? I've never done those before, and I confess that I have no idea how to. So far I have been using Gimp for my designs (although I am considering getting Photoshop or Illustrator if I can justify it!).

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