Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The subtlety of yellow.

Another illustration for the telephone sales presentation I'm working on.

I'm posting this just after I finished reading a blog article by animation industry designer Hans Bacher. Animation art has been a big influence on me and background art is a somewhat overlooked component. In this article Bacher talks about the subtlety of traditional Disney animation backgrounds - specifically the use of the color green in Bambi - in comparison to how brightly backgrounds are painted today. Nothing subtle about my use of color as I somehow feel the need to hit the viewer over the head with it. Perhaps a closer study is required.

Funily (??!) enough, Bacher also states that "artists from southern, lighter and sunnier countries use more colorful color combinations than the ones from northern, cooler countries." Maybe I just haven't realized that I live in Michigan yet.

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