Oct172019: Coming up with Colour Schemes

“Hi Reimina! I love your art and especially your color and linework and how they work together. How do you come up with your color schemes?”

Asked by callacabforme

Thank you so much!! I don’t think I can answer this satisfactorily because the way I colour is intuitive – I don’t plan*. I just open the colour palette, pick the colour I want, and go from there and see what happens.
*though I’ve an idea/mood I want to achieve in mind.

The only advice I can offer that is tangentially related is to watch and read a lot of media with beautiful palettes. I like period movies (the Jane Austen films, the latest David Copperfield one…) and Wes Anderson films for this reason.

Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.

She writes and illustrates quite a few webcomics and graphic novels. When not making books, she lulls away her time with essays on craft, life and experiences in the publishing industry. Some of her thoughts of art and life are rather unstructured and will evolve over time as this blog matures, as they should be.

Currently committed to being Alexander the Great's death doula. Is a nerd for all things spooky and historical.

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