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23 March 2009 @ 06:52 pm
what am i doing i don't even  
Greets, all. You do some excellent colouring. Yes, you. Meanwhile, I. I do not. So if you've got some time to kill, I need help figuring out a basic colour scheme for my pet doodle. Which is still very rough, apologies.





At first, this was going to be some form of rainbow quetzel, right? And then the heart-sac showed up and I went, "Oh okay, I will just make you *dazzle* fluorescent orange!" Except I'm pretty sure that would look terrible. And now I don't know if I'd rather keep it all muted, or go for the gold and just slap neon/lens flare all over the place.

I ... well, I guess I'm just curious if there's any strikingly obvious palette you would use, because I have no idea and it is preventing me from continuing with the lines. >[


Additionally: anyone here draw to a particular kind of music? Boards of Canada got me to pick up my tablet again after months and months, and is also making me add feathers to things. HM.
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bonegrindbonegrind on March 23rd, 2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
WHOOO ACTIVITY.

First things that popped up into my mind was birds.
Hoatzins, Painted vultures, Egyptian vultures, mainly. I think a baby blue and a red would look pretty wicked, and also remind me of a delicious fruit roll up.
I have some pictures of some pissed off chameleons if that helps with an idea as well. I'm a looser and like to base my 98% of my monsters off other animals.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/anklebones/1234064095856.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/anklebones/1234064140031.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/anklebones/1234064021003.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/anklebones/1234076048287.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a327/anklebones/1234071993372.gif
Your disease is that incurable one!: ravenlikeawritingdeskraihu on March 24th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Re: sampling chameleons, FFFFFFF, that is the greatest idea anywhere in anyone's life. T-thank you so much for those, I will treasure/raid them always.

Ohoho, I also find myself warming to the blue/red proposition, as it would lend itself to a nice, bright base that still allows for subtle highlights and shadows. Best of both worlds! Mmmm I must buy a box of that blue-raspberry flavour for research purposes.

Okay, you! Are an inspiration. Thank you many times, I'm off to experiment with some of this. :]
Squeedge: Nemphyss » animal crossingmonstersexual on March 23rd, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Whenever I cant come up with what colors to use... I do this:
-color each section that you want to be different a different primary color ( so for example, the eyes blue, body red, accents yellow etc something like that)
-then go to change the hue/saturation of the main color until you get something you like, then do this with each section until it is PLEASING and makes a nice color composition.

you might also want to play around with this: http://colorschemedesigner.com/previous/colorscheme2/index-en.html

yeah ;3 hope that helps!
Your disease is that incurable one!raihu on March 24th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
THAT LINK.

Is wonderful.

Ah, and I really love this suggestion. A quick way to tweak and test different colour combinations is exactly what I needed! Much appreciated, this'll obviously help me with future issues too.