Sunday, May 20, 2007
I started by taking a photo of the white knight from my chess set. I decided to work in color pencil and to use bright colors for the drawings and I wanted to do both the black and white knights, so I needed a dark version and a light version. I brought the photo into Photoshop and skewed the colors to get the shades I wanted for the black knight. Then I mirror- imaged that version and "inverted" the colors to get the shades I wanted for the white knight. Notice how inverting the colors reversed the color schemes.
I chose bright, complimentary colors for the backgrounds and used some of the same shades of yellow & blue color pencils for both drawings.