Skilled artists use their knowledge of color to create unique and impactful artwork. Creating colorful art is a skill you can develop by following tutorials and observing your favorite artists. Let's showcase some recent colorful art from awesome artists to learn more about using color effectively in your work.
This wonderful video posted below by artist Xelafina features a time-lapse of the painting process for a colorful music video illustration. This video shows some of the techniques Xelafina used to achieve the colorful background and blend that with the vivid style used in the character artwork. Watching this will show how strong color choices can add emotion and feeling to an illustration.
Next we have this excerpt of a comic created by turndecassette. The post featured below highlights the artist's skillful use of a green, blue, and yellow color palette to convey the setting and tone of the story. The artist provides a satisfying contrast of color in each panel that creates an immersive visual effect. The plants depicted feature intricate line work and powerful color choices.
Color can be used in so many ways to tell a story. This set of colorful illustrations by andthegrunlings highlights their unique view of the world as a #humanartist in a way that is truly enchanting. These fantastic character designs feel alive as they explore the colorful worlds depicted. Each layer of color adds a sense of depth to the habitats shown.
You can use color to paint with experimental techinques, even when creating something like pixel art. This post of colorful art below by artist kianamosser shows an example of art created using non-traditional methods. The artist says that their process embraces the use of many colors and encourages us to approach creating art in a way that is fun and expressive without worrying too much about following any one set of rules. The joyful and imaginative nature of this pixel art is definitely a great place to draw inspiration.
You can also consider finding tutorials from your favorite artists to continue developing your skills with color. This post by cave_comics links to one of their popular tutorials for using gradient maps. This video is a quick and helpful guide for navigating a useful feature in your digital paint program. Using these techniques will help you save time when creating colorful digital artwork.
This helpful tutorial below by artist konekomina is another great resource for digital artists. This tip explains how to take advantage of clipping layers in a digital paint program to adjust line art. Using this technique would allow you to easily adjust line art on your art to add special effects. Using lighter colors in line art can add a softening effect and it can also be helpful for creating cartoony styles.