Cartoon-Figur mit Flüstertüte macht eine Ankündigung

A cartoon character uses a megaphone to make an important announcement. But it’s not only the comic character in this drawing who is spreading good news. As the first image of this project this drawing announces the series “Chummy Digits”.

“Chummy Digits” is about simple comic illustrations. These artworks focus on one or two characters who perform specific actions.

The gentleman in this picture could be a director, giving instructions on a filmset or someone assisting organizing an event.

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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.