Once, on a highway

There has to be a reason why wo many people use their car horn, even in situations where it clearly is not going to have any effect. But what could that reason be…?

I want to get better not only in creating illustrations, but comics as well. Short gag strips are a nice way of start out in this medium.

It is interesting how important it is to reduce both the visual language and the dialogue down to the bare minium in order to keep the panels readable. The decision what that bare minium is can be quite tricky.

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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.