Thursday, April 30, 2009

Simple color and design exercises

A great way to hone your color and design skills is to draw a few shapes on the computer, assemble them in a design form and then color them.

Design 1
Here I have drawn a circle, triangle and square, all done in line on the computer. You could also draw freehand shapes instead of mechanical ones.

Design 1A
Above I have assembled them into a design, shown are four different possibilities, although many more could be created.

Color 1
I add colors using the Paint Bucket Tool.

Color 2
Countless variations are possible, just have fun.

Color 3

Color 4
Here I have pulled the designs together by just adding a black background. This is an interesting way to experiment with design and color.

Illustration  2

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