Something that I have always had trouble with is the use of color. This is quite ironic because I LOVE color and always create very colorful and bright artwork (I am definitely not the type to use a neutral palette). But I rarely have a color palette per se, and tend to just grab whatever color I feel like using at the moment. I also tend to use a lot of colors, which doesn't necessarily always work out well.
There's definitely a place for experimenting like that, don't get me wrong. But I was always taught that by using a limited color palette, your artwork would be more cohesive. That's why lately I have been practicing with using limited colors and planning out color palettes before even starting a new art piece. So I thought I would share my method to planning out my colors in case you have the same issue!
How to Use a Limited Color Palette
- Find color palettes online
- Experiment with color combinations
- Create thumbnails to see how the colors look together
And here is the finished sketchbook page above. I hope you liked this peek at my process and found it helpful in some way!
, by The Illustrai