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No need to thank me for llamas-- it's just my thank-you gift for faves and nice comments. :)
I'm intrigued by the color palette memes that have been going around, but something about their execution bothers me. Namely, it seems like artists are applying color palettes at random to just... regular drawings? Like there isn't any particular reason you're drawing Character X in the palette of a watermelon other than you generated that palette at random and felt like drawing that character. Or someone requested that character with that palette, which to me makes even less sense.

Maybe it's because I'm sort of a student of animation, but it seems to me like the colors of a piece should reflect something meaningful about that imagery? That's what the business of lighting in film and stage is about. There's a rhyme and reason to the way colors interact, and when catalyzed effectively with subject matter and context it can have very striking results. With this meme, I'm noticing a lack of intent in the use of colors, which doesn't strike me as something that would be helpful to the artists in question.

Of course, the purpose of the meme is likely to just get people to play around with color, and that's fine. If you decided to draw your favorite character in shades of purple, I'm not attacking you personally. It just seems to me to reflect sort of a widespread lack of understanding of color theory-- which I'm guilty of too. Only my guilt lies in doing either very safe palettes or drawing in grayscale!
  • Mood: Apprehensive
  • Playing: Pokémon Pinball

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roseannepage Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch!
Nawel249 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
thanks for the llama
ZombiMandi Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama, dear ! ;v; <3 
GrandmasterMorgan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  New Deviant
I love the way you draw Roy
Kyusil Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Aww, thanks! I got a few requests for Roy on Tumblr so you'll be seeing more of him....
h-perales3 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
thank the llama
DamageDoneIsForever Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama :D
randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks For The Llama Emote 
zeroenderborn Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the llama :3
ImmaBunchOfThings Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the llama. :)
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