Monday, January 19, 2009

PALE *IF

There are all kinds of color challenges when dealing with sequential artwork in picture books. Hopefully the pale cool tones of the bedtime scene hold enough contrast to the warmer tones of the daytime scene. In THE WARMEST PLACE OF ALL, (coming out fall 2009) The text plays with the idea of being cold, warm, then cold again before finding the warmest place of all. When developing the characters and page layout I also made plans for warm/cool color tone changes. You can find the first page of the book on my website. I tried to show a warm sunset without losing the cold feeling of the snow. Although most of my art is very vibrant I’m planning a paler palette for the book I’m currently working on. There is something about pale colors that make images more intimate and create atmosphere. I hope to explore this idea more in my artwork.

12 comments:

kathy hare said...

your work is amazing..

Cat W said...

love your work! your talent definitely captures the feeling of all those childhood memories! i wish i could do what you do!

flower girl said...

So beautiful work! lovely! your banner is so cute too!

Matthew Smith said...

awesome illos!! you're quite skilled!!

Cyn Narcisi said...

I love your work Anne! The contrast in the two pieces is wonderful! I'm looking forward to seeing more from you!

INDIGENE said...

Beautiful work! You're so right about the color palette and choices. Bravo!

Emila Yusof said...

wow! great illustrations! love your style!

serline said...

Nice and neat!

Twinkle Star Art said...

Wow, you are so talented.

Your first illo looks just like my hubby, myself and my little red headed miss who climbs into bed with us every morning. My hubby pumps out the zzzs while I snuggle with my daughter. I so relate to that, it's gorgeous

Caroline said...

Easily the best 'pale' illo I've seen! Love your style.

Roberta said...

Amazing work... I really like the color contrast between your warm/cool scenes...can't wait to see the finished book!

nomados said...

Great composition.