On Strike

This illustration is one more artwork for the playing cards of a board game which is being designed by a game designer I’m friends with.

The players, who are taking on the role of a rich tycoon living at the beginning of the 20th centure, can be affected by strikes organized by their workforce. These can plunge their finances and product chains into chaos.

I’m happy with how the indirect light turned out on the suit of the plantation owner.

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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.