Colours: Less is More?

2 Mar

As I keep reading about colours, I am coming to a conclusion that less is more. That my key mistake when colouring an imaginary illustration is using too many colours.

It’s like drawing: you need to decide which elements should be simplified, omitted, to make a visually pleasing drawing. I feel like it’s the same with colours.

Some of the really awesome children’s books I saw have a very limited colour palette.

Like these fabulous illustrations by Chris Riddell:

His colours are mostly blue and yellow – and yet he created awesome, colourful illustrations!

I should try something along these lines.

 

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