Thursday, July 15, 2010

ugly colors a bit better

So I tried to take your suggestions into consideration - what do you think of this?  I went into Adobe Illustrator using the colors that I did for the characters and used Illustrators 'color guide' to match the pink of the cat and the blue of the dog to complimentary colors.

From the original - I wasn't happy that the bed was one color...and the floor bothered me.  Also I took Pete's suggestion of doing something out the window - I then went on a different layer and painted over it to make it look more abstract and window like.

What do you think?

revision!

6 comments:

Patti said...

I like that the wall is darker, but I'm not sure about the green. What about a darker pink?I agree with the previous comment about adding some pattern somewhere. I could be just a little flower border on the pillow cases.(something subtle) Are you trying to make the room really girly? I love the characters and the action.

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

I guess it is supposed to be a girly room...Using the dumb ol' illustrator color guide - it has those greens as complimentary colors to the pink - so I figured that if her belly is pink, then the walls should be something that stands off from that - especially if the bed also has pink. The wall maybe should have a pattern or something - I tried to put some texture back there so it wouldn't need it...

But I've now heard from two people that they were questioning the green - so maybe I'll keep toying with it and see if I can't come up with something else...

Patti said...

I like the wall better this color.

kris fulk said...

I think the revision is spot on! Green worked as complimentary on the floor with the dashes of pinks, but as a solid chunk of color, it's just too darned bright. Not enough pink to compliment; it became distracting.

Steve Harpster said...

I think both images are fine. The thing that bothers me is the shadow for the bed and the animals are the same. The shadow under the bed should be shorter and not hazey...It looks like the bed is floating. Maybe a new treatment for the floor too.

pete said...

Yeah, I agree with Steve about color. I think its okay too. I'd be careful about overworking it. I like the green for its complimentary nature - I also like the lavender because it establishes a color theme. I think you're fine either way.

I also agree with about the floatiness of the bed. The shadows look kinda nebulous. You might add some feet to the bed to really ground it. Doing that might clarify the shadows that are already there.