Illustrations: Color Makes a Difference

Hello Citizens of the Blogosphere,

I come to you on this fine evening to share the contents of my most recent thought bubble.

So here’s my thought: Color makes a difference! (I know, Captain Obvious strikes again… but hear me out for a second.)

In my exclamation “color makes a difference,” I am alluding to the difference between black and white versus colored illustrations.

Usually, what I tend to do is create an ink illustration, scan it onto my computer and then color it. Scanning completed ink illustrations allows me not only to redo the piece if necessary, but to compare the work before and after applying color.

To be honest, I can’t really say for certain which I prefer most. On the one hand, the absence of color and presence of negative space provides definition and emphasizes beautiful clean lines. On the other hand, the presence of color groups space into sections, creates depth perception and adds yet another layer of visual stimuli for the brain to absorb.

Here are some examples…Let there be Gifs!

Lyn (Red). Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2014 ©
Lyn (Red). Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2014 ©
Violet Fantasy. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2014 ©
Violet Fantasy. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2014 ©
Waterfall. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2014 ©
Waterfall. Copyright. Annotated Audrey. 2014 ©

So what do you think?

Do you like the simplicity of the black and white ink illustrations or do colors complete the image?

Until next time my friends…

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6 thoughts on “Illustrations: Color Makes a Difference

  1. I find the b/w and the coloured ones very different, but can’t say that I prefer one or the other… Don’t you sometimes miss the manual work of colouring them by hand, just for the pleasure of holding pencils/crayons/brushes?


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