Process Part 1
Artist/ Colour references
During consultation, Joy suggested that the foreground could be slightly more red so that the greens in the foreground will not take too much attention away from the prominent green chalkboard.
Square – Two sets of complementary colours
- Yellow (Dominant) & Blue
- Green (Dominant) & Red
I went for a muted colour scheme to depict a typical ‘boring’ classroom environment. The main character is standing in the light which is shining down onto him, also, the foreground is darker to further draw attention away onto the main character.
A warm and vibrant colour that reflects a sense of happiness, with a hint of blues and greens to compliment it, which breaks it from the otherwise monochromatic colour scheme, making it more visually engaging. Darker foreground elements create a sense of depth, and the main character is in the light.
Joy had suggested to add a light stand with light ‘pouring down’ on the stage so that it is similar to the shower head ‘pouring down’ the water. Similarly, the cone of light in the first composition also seem to be ‘pouring down’ onto the main character.
An cool analogous colour scheme of blue-violet-magenta and a little red creates relaxing composition of colours which is easy to look at. It also gives sort of a hypnotic vibe, where everyone in a concert is simultaneously singing along and moving simultaneously to the rhythm and beat of the music. A more detailed foreground and a blurry background gives a sense of depth and vastness of the location.
Process Part 2
Joy had suggested to make the green leaves more yellow-olive, and the red hat slightly violet, but eventually I made the hat lean towards orange and made the sky less green and more blue to fit into a split complementary colour harmony.
An orange-yellow colour scheme to signify a peaceful afternoon setting, with a complimentary blue to add a cool hue to the warm colours.
A triadic colour scheme for a balanced use of colours. The strong yellow rim light and high contrasting shadows gives a strong late-afternoon lighting, as if riding back home after a day’s work.
I had initially wanted to go for a muted greyish colour scheme with reds and greens to represent a race track environment with coloured race cars. But I thought of the outdoor environments from Pixar’s Cars and used that instead. A warm orange with complimentary colours for shadows and a tint of it in the sky, for a peaceful sunset-desert environment.