Monday, August 24, 2009

Illustration Friday - Caution (Colored Version)

{watercolor, 2009}
The book had a disclaimer on the cover. It read, "Caution: opening this book may have unexpected results!" Timmy shrugged to himself, "what harm ever came from reading a book?" 
I watercolored the drawing that I had previously posted for this weeks Illustration Friday theme of Caution. I painted this using only three primary colors. Usually I use a double primary color system, but I found some watercolors from my time in college, and I thought I would try a more simplistic color palette. The three colors I used were all Holbein watercolors. They were Aureolin (the yellow), Cobalt (the blue), and Permanent Rose (the red). I think this specific palette really lends itself to illustrating for children! 

12 comments:

Shirley said...

What a wonderful illustration Candace!! Just love how the three colors worked together to give you such a cohesive palette...super character and concept.

Heather said...

The palette worked out really well. Nice illustration.

Loni Edwards said...

This is adorable1 I love the colors you chose. Very nice!

Angela Meijer said...

This is a wonderful illustration! I love it.

cally jane studio said...

I love your style!

Di said...

Clever! Lovely colors.

Roberta Baird said...

It's turned out very nice.... I agree with you about the colors!

Emily said...

The pitfalls of imagination! Cute take on the theme!

konvalia said...

really sweet.
you're welcome to visit my entry at http://www.konvaliademarzo.blogspot.com
cheers

Indigene said...

I thought the line work was Wow! But the colors are beautiful. Wonderful work, Candace!

Mamzelle Rouge said...

Really great work ! Incredible style... I love it :)

mauricio salmon said...

this came out great candace!