Snowy Forest: Day 342

Snow Forest by Robert Chapman

Hello! I’ve been having a lot of fun doing these daily scenery drawings, and there are a few things I really like about what I drew today; such as the sky and those ship silhouettes. That snowy fog-like mist looks pretty awesome as well. However, I’m not a huge fan of those funny looking alien trees, or those mountains. And I think I probably should of left out that black outline.

Yesterday, I spent a few hours reading about color theory. I was hoping there was going to be some ultimate lesson to learn when I finished reading about it, however… besides the fact that I’ll pay more attention to it now, I feel that I’ve pretty much always trying to make sure the colors I use bring out specific emotions and directed a viewers eyes to a particular section of an image. Which is what color theory seems to be all about.

For the picture above, I made sure to use soft colors all around so none of the color feels overpowering. The mountains stand out a bit because of the contrast between the grey and the black. And the silhouetted ships draw a lot of focus. I’m certainly no expert as to the why’s and the how’s in particular when it comes to color theory, but I realized last night, while studying, that apparently I’ve had an eye for this for a long time.

I plan to continue reading about color theory, but I think there might be more important things for me to focus on. Mainly, I need to get decent at drawing figures. Not necessarily Humanoid figures either. If I plan to someday create a story, a universe, with characters, then I will absolutely need to be capable of building characters to live within it.


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  • Brad Thornhill

    I love the worlds you create robert, keep practicing figures and you will have no problem with whatever you put your mind to 🙂

    • Now that was a speedy comment! Thanks, Brad. I hope I can pull it off 🙂