So after a bit of critique today, I came to the understanding that rather than developing a colour scheme from my artist I should create a palette inspired by the artist. Not only that, but that the palette should apply continuously through to all of the characters. It's tough for me to narrow a colour scheme to something that needs to incorporate a lot of things, but still be called a palette, rather than a rainbow. Anyways...
This will be the palette inspire by Thomas Thesen's work that will be applied to the bird menagerie of characters:
While this next one will be used for my shadow hand puppet illustrations after considering Tom Whalen's scheme from the images of my last post:
After developing the above palette, I wanted to put it to the test immediately. Since I wasn't very fond of my last scheme that I made for the wolf, I had to shade it greatly from the colour palette that I originally gave it, so I reworked it. I think it works much better. I also believe the way I illustrated the wolf conveys better in this piece than the previous one.
I'm not finished yet. These are all works in progress. Mistakes are just part of that process.