Clocking Out

Ein Bauarbeiter macht Feierabend

The idea for the picture of a construction worker who isn’t working came to me on a day on which I felt very unproductive. Consequently, the actual creation of this illustration happened on an entirely different day after that.

I am still fascinated by the colors and the shading that clouds can show in the evening. Despite being quite happy with how the clouds and trails in thie picture came out, I still want to make progress with this visual element.

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What you can learn about color composition from old coat of arms

Die Wappen der Stände des Heiligen Römischen Reichs 1510

On of the roles of the composition of an image is to depict the most important elements of the picture in a clear, recognizable manner. For color pictures, not only the placement of the elements is playing a central role, but the color composition as well.

An obvious method is to separate diffrent elements or layers within the image like foreground and background by different color saturations of a difference in lightness.

There are many approaches for setting up a color composition. To acquire some helpful rules of thumb, it can be useful to look at some of the oldest works of visual design in history: Coat of arms and flags.