07 12 / 2012

Coraline (2009) Opening Credits

Something I really love about the menacing opening credits to this film is the green tint to it. It feels like such an unnatural colour for this particular scene that it immediately sets the viewer on edge. This is combined with the unsettling imagery and the personally-close shots.

The filmmaker has taken something that is associated with warmth and comfort and made it terrifying.

(Source: disneyyandmore, via coralineftw)

07 12 / 2012

Pushing Daisies; 1x01 Pie-Lette

Pushing Daisies is a show that focuses a lot on colour to tell it’s story. The whole show is about second chances, love and life, and this is reflected on the yellows and reds that dominate the palettes throughout most of the show. Lighting is also a big deal, bringing focus to specific elements onscreen, and giving telling us how we should feel about the different environments - they still somehow manage to capture some comfort through it in the morgue scenes.

There is always a feeling of spring or summer in the way the colour and lighting interact together in this show.

(via maximdewinters-deactivated20140)

07 12 / 2012

animationtidbits:

Rise of the Guardians - Color Scripts

These colour scripts are perfect in representing the feeling of each scene, from the mystery and sinisterness of the opening scene to the magical and lively adventure into the Easter Bunny’s kingdom. It’s also interesting to see the diverse levels of intricacy different parts of the colour script were done in - ranging from detailed painterly storyboard-like panels, to cut-out strips to be used as reference.

29 11 / 2012

theartofanimation:

This artists is very varied in terms of palettes in her work. They range from very broad, colourful and saturated combinations like in the first image, to very limited and subtle like the third one. It’s great to see colour used in that way, bringing out the best intended in each painting.

29 11 / 2012

ceearrchua:


It’s our last show!I love american style advertising illustration. 


Using green for the background has really accentuated the flush on the women’s skin. I love how soft and subtle the shading is, suiting the painting style used.

ceearrchua:

It’s our last show!
I love american style advertising illustration. 

Using green for the background has really accentuated the flush on the women’s skin. I love how soft and subtle the shading is, suiting the painting style used.

29 11 / 2012

seventypercentethanol:


dysphoria


I love the way the artist has balanced the muted hues with broken colours. They have also used composition really well, and contrast to their advantage, bringing the figure into focus.

seventypercentethanol:

dysphoria

I love the way the artist has balanced the muted hues with broken colours. They have also used composition really well, and contrast to their advantage, bringing the figure into focus.

29 11 / 2012

theartofanimation:

Campion’s choice of colour is gorgeous and well thought-out. He plays out contrast and vibrancy in each painting to bring out the best in each, and to bring clarity into them.

My favourite one is probably the bottom one, not just for it’s complementary palette, but also for its composition and mood. I love the character interactions as well and the little nuances, such as the woman scratching her calf with her free foot.

29 11 / 2012

theartofanimation:

I love how all of these paintings have very little variety in colour, appearing almost monochrome, until you catch the hints of other colours. They’re very subtle differences, but as soon as your eye catches them they jump straight out. The choice of colour itself, or lack thereof, sets a mood - from the sinister, yet slightly hopeful top one, to the really soothing and peaceful fourth one.

26 11 / 2012

by James Jirat
Although his illustrations feature almost purely saturated palettes, the artist still manages to achieve a sense of balance using contrasting values in the composition. I love how the pictures are  almost negatives, with the outlines being drawn in white.

by James Jirat

Although his illustrations feature almost purely saturated palettes, the artist still manages to achieve a sense of balance using contrasting values in the composition. I love how the pictures are  almost negatives, with the outlines being drawn in white.

26 11 / 2012

by Mark Waite
The plumage on this Pigmy Kingfisher show a balanced combination of colours and their complementaries. The subtle gradients on the blue-purple and the orange-yellow are gorgeous to look at. I love how the speckled areas look iridescent and reflective.

by Mark Waite

The plumage on this Pigmy Kingfisher show a balanced combination of colours and their complementaries. The subtle gradients on the blue-purple and the orange-yellow are gorgeous to look at. I love how the speckled areas look iridescent and reflective.

26 11 / 2012

by Aurore Damant
This is an illustration for a children’s book by French artists Aurore Damant.
I love that even though it’s a children’s book and it has some bright and saturated colours, it’s still balanced and well thought-out. The broken hues introduced to sections of the piece help bring the whole picture together, and to make the purer hues look brigter by comparison.
The artist also made a wonderful choice of using warm colours on the characters and reserving the colder ones for the syntheic objects of the piece, including the clothes.
The character designs are wonderful and I really like the semi cutout style.

by Aurore Damant

This is an illustration for a children’s book by French artists Aurore Damant.

I love that even though it’s a children’s book and it has some bright and saturated colours, it’s still balanced and well thought-out. The broken hues introduced to sections of the piece help bring the whole picture together, and to make the purer hues look brigter by comparison.

The artist also made a wonderful choice of using warm colours on the characters and reserving the colder ones for the syntheic objects of the piece, including the clothes.

The character designs are wonderful and I really like the semi cutout style.

20 11 / 2012

Daniela Volpari
I love the way our eyes are directed in this picture using contrast and the composition. The little kid is intantly in our focus as the desaturated shades frame around him and the background he’s set in.

Daniela Volpari

I love the way our eyes are directed in this picture using contrast and the composition. The little kid is intantly in our focus as the desaturated shades frame around him and the background he’s set in.

13 11 / 2012

Sword And Sworcery EP : The Scythian by *qiqo
I love the use of negative space in this to bring the figure into focus. This is further emphasised by the contrast in value between the background and the character. The way this is painted is very bold in terms of shape and tones - there are subtle gradations within the larger ones, but it is all brought together well  in the big picture.
I love the way the hard shadow was incorporated into a vignette of sorts.

Sword And Sworcery EP : The Scythian by *qiqo

I love the use of negative space in this to bring the figure into focus. This is further emphasised by the contrast in value between the background and the character. The way this is painted is very bold in terms of shape and tones - there are subtle gradations within the larger ones, but it is all brought together well  in the big picture.

I love the way the hard shadow was incorporated into a vignette of sorts.

13 11 / 2012

Merida by ~Rokoroko
In terms of value, this painting is dominated by shades rather than tints. It has achieved  a wonderful compositional balance by focusing the widest range of values around the main character and keeping the tonal range limited everywhere else. The area of focus on the image works well with the rest of the painting, but presents enough contrast in itself to  jump out at the viewer.
Leaving the image in black and white, values in their purest form, has led to an amazing sense of drama present and an other-worldly charm to it.

Merida by ~Rokoroko

In terms of value, this painting is dominated by shades rather than tints. It has achieved  a wonderful compositional balance by focusing the widest range of values around the main character and keeping the tonal range limited everywhere else. The area of focus on the image works well with the rest of the painting, but presents enough contrast in itself to  jump out at the viewer.

Leaving the image in black and white, values in their purest form, has led to an amazing sense of drama present and an other-worldly charm to it.

08 11 / 2012

One Scene Per Episode - Community
2x17 “Intro to Political Science”.

This is a set of gifs from the TV show “Community”.

I really like The colours in this short scene, and I love the way the characters are semi-camouflaged into the backgrounds.

In some ways, I think the complementary colours used for the t-shirts of the two characters can symbolise the way they feel separated by the lack of comprehension. Normally, these two are really in sync with each other, and harmonious combinations would serve well to demonstrate this, but moments like this show how that is not always the case. On a colour wheel, complementary colours are the farthest away from each other possible, an analogy suitable in this instance.

(Source: pertweee, via josephfrancismazzelloiii)