River Complementary

River Complementary

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Title: River Complementary
Pixel Artist: Beaker  (Level 2 Peon :: 983 points)
Posted: 4/16/2017 02:14
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  3 comments    8 faves    0 avatars

For the Colour Doesn't Matter weekly challenge.

It took me a while to come up with an idea for this since the challenge was to represent an object with it's complementary color while having its background possess its original color.  I wanted to have a background that was more interesting than just a flat color, and I wanted the colors of the image to make sense, and not just be an image with strange colors.  I eventually came up with the idea for the original color to be blue so that the background would make sense as a nighttime sky with the orange representing moonlight on the object (so the challenge's color change would make the original scene go from day to night).
So the scene became a landscape with some sort of water to be the object in question.  Instead of a lake or ocean, I went with a river so I could have the sides be a different color to reduce the contrast in the image and balance it out a bit.  Early on I figured the best way to get another color into the image to make it more interesting would be to use brown since mixing a color with its complement gives a form of brown, and I could use this between the object and the background to have the foreground color "mix" with the background.
It was pretty fun, and I think I got some ideas for using more pure grays in general...  Though I'm still terrible at clouds -_-.

Weekly Challenge: Colour Doesn't MatterWeekly Challenge: Colour Doesn't Matter


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Radiolarius (Level 5 Mothman) @ 9/28/2020 15:49

this looks interesting, like a polluted river

DexRunner (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 4/17/2017 14:47

Mmmm, chocolate!  

xxmantisxx (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 4/16/2017 08:24

I love the execution and the forethought that went into this! I think you achieved that distinct split of color really well, and I think you kept visual interest high while making something that's balanced in noise on both halves! I love it (:

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