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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Establishing the Palette
Here I have blocked in the colors and, to a great extent, the value range I want. Most important is the effect of light coming through the glass and paper on the drawing disk; it bathes the animator's face in its glow, enhancing his mad and zealous look. There is a cooler secondary light coming in from the right. This is daylight coming through windows and must not overpower the other.
Most of the palette is made up of colors selected from this reference photo. Note all the detail of the photo that I have left out. As important as knowing what to put in, is knowing what to omit.