Exploring Colour 2: Create and Update Traditional Seasonal Colour Palettes

Claire Picard, Illustrator

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8 Lessons (38m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Updating Colour: Current Colour Trends

    • 3. Updating Colour: Autumn

    • 4. Updating Colour:Christmas

    • 5. Updating Colour: Spring:Easter

    • 6. Updating Colour: Summer

    • 7. Crafting Colour Novelty: A Recipe for Success

    • 8. The Class Project and Final Thoughts


About This Class


Learn how designer and illustrator Claire Picard, updates traditional seasonal colour palettes, through her observation of global design trends, and how she creates exciting and inspiring novelty palettes for commercial use, in her second class about Exploring Colour. Learn step-by-step how to create novelty and newness for seasonal colour palettes, and how to apply these colours and shades in your own art and illustration work.

In Claire's fourth Skillshare class, she shares many tips by featuring her own, and other artists’ work, demonstrating the fundamental points to using colour cleverly, and in a balanced and inspiring way, so that your work really stands out in front of an art director. You will have access to eight full colourboards (two per season), compiled by Claire for your own personal use, an inspiring Pinterest board accompanying the class, a full design colour trend overview from Claire, and many insights into working with seasonal colour for themes such as Christmas, Easter or Halloween.

Would you like to know how to make your artwork pop and sing by using unique colour combinations? Do you find yourself wondering how to illustrate Christmas yet again, but lack the motivation to do it in a new and different way? Are you wondering how to grab an Art director’s attention through your use of colour? If these are questions you often ask yourself, then this class is for you, whether you are just starting out, or you are a practicing designer/Illustrator in need of a new perspective on seasonal colour.

“ Please join me once again for this second journey into Colour, discovering the possibilities to update and renew old colour palettes. As creatives we can no longer reproduce the same colour palettes season after season. Companies are looking for novelty and this class will show you how to create that.” 

Many thanks to the wonderful artists who kindly let me use their work in this class:

Harriet Mellor : www.harrietmellor.com

Eulalia Mejia : www.eulaliamejia.com

Dylan Mierzwinski :http://www.bydylanm.com

Music courtesy of Purple Planet Music  https://www.purple-planet.com