Monday, January 19, 2009
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.
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