21 June 2013 at 19:53:42 MDT
Limited color palette piece I did on a whim.
on 21 June 2013 at 19:54:38 MDT
This looks really cool, I wish I had awesome ideas when I attempt to draw :P
on 21 June 2013 at 19:57:08 MDT
Wow, thanks! And really, most of my pieces are just dumb luck, lol. But doing challenges (such as drawing a piece only using 3 colors) really helps since it make you think! :3
on 22 June 2013 at 14:41:55 MDT
It's definitely a good tactic. It forces you to really imagine the depth of the shapes you're trying to draw underneath the colors so you can adequately figure things out. :)
I'd suggest practicing more with four colors instead of three. Get yourself a colorwheel and set up a palette with the following:
* A primary color* A secondary, complimentary or overall contrasting color* A highlighting color* A shadowing color
The reason for using four colors specifically is because of the Four Color Theorem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four\_color\_theorem Essentially, given a set of regions, you only need a maximum of four colors to separate all the regions individually. This way, you can make incredibly dynamic shapes with a very limited colorscheme.
on 22 June 2013 at 19:55:45 MDT
This was just a little doodle, not anything meant to be serious.
on 22 June 2013 at 23:50:41 MDT
Oh, I hope that didn't come off as critique-- that wasn't my intent. I was simply offering a tip if you wanted to take this coloring style further in the future. :)
on 23 June 2013 at 06:20:21 MDT
Heh, it's all right. Thanks for the suggestion. :3