Mack the Knife’s Buddy

It’s tradition for harbours to be the natural habitat of rather shady characters.

Making a shark bipedal and handing him an anchor as a club is the kind of freedom when combining ideas that never stops to impress me in other comic artists and which I am trying to emulate.

Take note of the big shark tooth serving as a belt buckle.

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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.