Color exercise number two: a photo from my neighborhood, in the late afternoon:
First, I opened the photo in GraphicConverter. This time I pixellated the picture and used the eyedropper to pick out some representative colors.
This time, I thought I’d have some fun with a grid designed for helping chart warp-faced weaving (by Laverne Waddington).
I didn’t use all the colors from the square above, but I had fun with it:
I like that! And interestingly, I think I got the proportions to match the photo pretty well, though I wasn’t trying for it.
Just for an arbitrary difference in choices, I went back to Photocopa, with this result:
I picked out a color combination I wouldn’t expect myself to pick out (because I’m not much for yellow or chartreuse):
And played with the oval grid again:
I surprised myself by liking it, though it’s paler than I would ordinarily prefer.
I also picked out a more stereotypical palette from the Photocopa color choices:
and then did a design using both it and the less stereotypical colors:
It works well enough, though I’m not thrilled by it. I think I could come up with better combinations and proportions, but I’d run out of time for this particular exercise (not that I’m setting a limit; I just have other things I need to do too.)
Next time I’m going to pick a photo with almost no colors that are in my standard choices.
Constructive criticism welcome!