Sunday, April 22, 2012

Watercolor Schemes

I am addicted to the design seeds web site,!

For the past few days I've been choosing one color scheme from the website per day and trying to match the colors in watercolor.  I recommend this kind of practice for anyone looking to improve color skills. It's challenging and rewarding.

In the process, I'm finding that a fairly consistent style is starting to come through. Judging by what I've learned in the past few months, this style is more of a fast "mass market" style than a "trade" picture book style. I think it will be helpful to develop two separate styles for these two publication types. What do you think?

erm... keep in mind that these photos were taken with an iphone.  In a week, I'll have my new Epson Perfection v600 scanner for much better quality images!


  1. Glad you got that scanner! Epson is pretty good, though I used to run an Epson printer and scanner on my pc but when I converted to a Mac I have been having major problems, which is strange considering many people in the arts/graphics use Macs? I think it's a driver issue. ANYWAY. I love the little cat! Very nice color schemes. Color is sooo much fun!