Exploring Colour 2: Create and Update Traditional Seasonal Colour Palettes | Claire Picard | Skillshare

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



1. Intro: Hi, My name's Klepsvik, our administrator with more than 20 years experience in the design industry. My background is primarily in fashion and trends, and I have a passion finding new and novel color combinations. He used in my illustration work my rating films, My first Explore color class here on skill share 18 months ago, which was all about seeking out color, where to look for it and creating a color journal to document inspiration and to grow in confidence when using color. It was so popular, I was amazed. Andi. It started lots of conversations, my students, about further development of color on how to use it when applying it to your own illustration work that I decided to write this second class. All about exploring Andi Updating traditional color palettes for commercial seasonal things . In this class, you learn to grow your confidence in creating color palettes developing your previous color sketchbook practice For those of you who did my first class and you'll learn also how to update traditional color palettes in exciting ways for commercial seasonal themes such as Christmas, Halloween or Easter and create your own color boards to work from, you'll learn also how to apply these updated novel colors to your own illustration work so that everything pops and you'll create our that will wow art directors and how pure work stand out from the crowd. Also in this class, I will share with you my own personal overview of current color trends across the whole industry of design, from fashion through to interior design trends. You'll also have full access to eight full color boards to per season developed. Bite me for you to use freely if you so wish in your own illustration work. I'll also be sharing with Yuki illustration work by a range of other artist's and illustrator's to demonstrate how color can be applied successfully for seasonal themes in a new and exciting way. Well, I started out in this creative industry. I didn't really have an opinion about color. I didn't know how to look for exciting combinations, and I found it difficult to be precise about color for commercial things. I'm going to show you here. What matters really is your own vision or color, how you use it in your work that will create novelty to a potential buyers. I project part this class comes in two parts, so you can pick and choose what is more useful for you. Firstly, I'll invite to create your own update on a seasonal color board and secondly, on invite you to accompany it with a piece of illustration work that you develop from it. You can do both parts of the project or just one part. If you're a beginner and you're less confident in in developing your color stories, you're welcome to start with the ones I've suggested here on developed your own art from them. I myself will be joining in and show my own project Work developed from the color boards. I show you here too, so please feel free to give me some feedback to all the color boards that you'll see here have been sourced from Pinterest, so you can easily find the origin of an image on my specially dedicated Pinterest board. Please use my boards freely for your own work, but please don't share them publicly anywhere else. So join me on this exciting second journey into exploring color. Glad to have you here 2. Updating Colour: Current Colour Trends: So what has been happening recently in color trends? We have to ask us asked this question before we can get to grips with creating new and inspiring color palettes. Because without looking around us and identifying a few color key color trends, we are unable to create new alternatives in color combinations. For those of you have already watched my first explore color class. You'll recall how I talked about the importance of the growth of gray tones in interiors, and it's strong influence and inclusion in color palettes for all product categories. It's definitely a solid, neutral color, which has stood the test of time, and it's still going strong. But Gray has got bolder over time, moving from pale neutral pretty gray through two more grown up bracing shades of dark charcoal, or elefant, where it is pale. It is now teamed with warmer shades of sandstone, wash linen, nude skin tones, canvas wood and hemp. With this war, outlook for the grays and new color to consider is an accent for gray pallets or indeed, to use as part of the neutrals going forward. His warm camel or tobacco strong influence of mid century furniture styles and interiors have led this warm would color to the forefront, and many camel tones are now starting to be seen. Think retro design styles with warm ancient roots. Mid century design meets desert modernism with soft sand colors, mixing with bold monochrome and modern traditional Mexican motifs. Terracotta is also a spinoff accent from this warm, retro look. Pantone's teamed camel with caviar black, burgundy, gray and white for sophisticated, elegant palette Shown Williams Color of the Year 2019 is also Camel. Interior. Magazines are highlighting cameras, a trending neutral with mentions of spiced honey and salted caramel. It could be really luxurious, or it could be nomadic. It sits alongside great add warmth and escalate luxury impact. Or it could be teamed with dark blue or dark tale for a warm, retro, sophisticated feel and talking of dark blue, we continue along that mid century path. In my first color class, I mentioned that Dark Blue has become a staple for statement wars and interior design. Well, it's still going strong, but it's developed, and it's starting to be shown up by dark teal, petrol, blue greens, chocolate and varying shades of almost black dark greens have bluish undertones, which carry on our yearnings for beautiful, exquisite darks. Think peacocks. Take a look also at the deluxe paint color of the year for tuned out 2000 and 19 which is called Night Watch. A beautiful dark green gray shade Blue is definitely an important color going forward. We're starting to see Denim Hughes with greyish undertone. Zafar on ball on Bears paint Color of the Year for 2019 is called Blueprint, a classic mature denim blue. These blues and dark greens are also showing up with camel, chocolate and gold for a retro show of color. Another big green turn to watches. Olive. A rich warm olive green, is taking a stand with a barely there nude pink or, better still, a bluish pale pink to ABN unexpected tone into the mix. These colors update the peach and teal combination. From a few seasons ago, Farrow and Ball have released a new tone of warm or live too last, but not least, there's a move towards spicy reds, deep pinky oranges and purple turns. Pantone picks them out as colors for 2019 and makes an allusion to fetish foods. Farrow and ball have added a deep, dark red to their paint range. Pantone's fashion colors include Fiesta Red Rich, orangey to Marta. Red Carro is still going strong to America. Orange teamed with yellow. Also complete the brides. Let's not forget last December's announcement of ultraviolet as Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 which has of course inspired warmer purple huge towards the end of the year. 3. Updating Colour: Autumn: starting with what is often the warmers color part of the year. Traditional autumn nor color palettes off during often include oranges, rusts, black chocolate and purple hues to cater for the Halloween and Thanksgiving occasion markets. This time of year alongside and in the run up to Christmas is incredibly important for designers who work in the illustration, greetings, card or product design businesses. Color is essential to evoke certain feelings of the changing seasons, and autumn is a great place to start because it is so different in traditional color than the president summer season. Keeping in mind all the influences we have talked about the previous chapter, I have worked firstly on autumn palette, which does not include really orange. I wanted to show you how this season can be represented in a very sophisticated way. In a very beautiful and subtle grown up way, This first color board includes the beautiful warm olive shades on the team and teams them with dark bottle green. It includes a mixture of colder move and purple hues on teams them alongside heather and peach with a rusted coral on bright OCA for accents, which will add subtle pop this is a very rich palette, which continues our fascination for dark, mysterious colors right now on lends itself well to colors, which prepare us for the winter. It's also very warming. It's an earthy palate because of its softness on rich, cozy ill. I wanted to show you this color palette first because it includes the most mid century influences. But because you lost it, see many of these colors cropping up in other seasonal pallets that I will suggest to you but represented in different ways where they have a completely different relevance. You have enough shades of green, purple, pink and rusts and burn oranges to use as main color grounds with the paler shades creating light on the two accent tones lived in the palate. Try combining the dark and light teal colors with the pale pink dark skin on warmer shades of olive with the bright OCA for accent or perhaps the heather and purple e shades with the olive anoka with the burn coral For accent, this is a beautiful sludgy palette to get to grips with. Imagine floral bouquets printed on valve it all in and grounds delicate press flowers nearing the end of their life spans, autumn leaves and faded hard rangers. It's rich and dark on or terminal take on the colors of a fading world. It is no saddle boring because of its woman. Lighter tones such as the peachy pink sand and pale apple green. It is a very painterly palette, and it leads us beautifully into the Christmas season. Because of its richness. You could try developing this or terminal color scheme for Christmas palette. Also, now take a look at this starting Lee different take on autumn. This is far more upbeat, fresh and young, but it's do includes warm attains such as rust peach, bright Oka, which lead the whole pallet feeling positive and very happy. There's, of course, a real orange in here for this time for Halloween. But the purple turns are not bright. They're borderline grey, making the palate far more sophisticated than a traditional Halloween palette. The dark elephant grey is very modern, next to the bright orange, but teamed with soft, chalky pastel peach. The palate is very beautiful. The modern brights and harder grays are softer, softened here by the pale green, the upbeat peach on the bright bluish pink. Think Bright's and pastors together alongside the more traditional Halloween colors. I want to show you this wonderful illustration by Harriet Mela. I have chosen to show you this piece because I think it demonstrates very well the use off a truly novel color scheme for autumn. It's muted yet bright at the same time with retro undertones. Although very different from any of the autumn color palettes that I've developed here for you. This shows how other color options and combinations for autumn can be applied in much the same way. The yellows, peachy orange, burnt oka and move are the true colors of autumn here, placed right up front in the foreground of the illustration. But they are soft yet either bright or muted tones sitting alongside one another. It's a duck egg in the cream, which jump in and balance out the mix with the cream highlighting and bringing to life the flowers on the duck egg, adding a cooler tone contrast in amongst all that warmth of color on all of that, upon a very dark grey blue background color, which is so on trend right now, notice how Harriet she has also created a layered effect by choosing a paler version of the dark blue background toe. Add middle ground. Wisps of foliage adds depth to the whole piece. Soft autumnal tones on cold adults really, really works well here. Please check out Harriets Instagram Feed form or beautiful beautiful color combinations. 4. Updating Colour:Christmas : Christmas is one of the most important seasons for products and paper, tabletop ceramics and give design. And it's one of the hardest color palettes to update because traditional colors sell so well. The trick here is to substitute the key Christmas colors with modern on trend equivalents on by adding in options to make the palette look perhaps either retro contemporary or young and kids you could almost fill in the blank. The color options you add will be defined by your take on Christmas. But remember to keep the color palette upbeat and happy. No one wants to buy a depressing Christmas card, first of all, moving on from autumn. Take a look at this. I'm calling this antiqued because the colors are older retro, but the mix is actually very modern. Remember all rich dark palette update on autumn, which didn't include a real orange. Well, this is an update on a traditional color palette for Christmas, which doesn't include a real red. He has reddish options, all of all, three of which suggest red, especially when used alongside each other. But really red is no in their atoll. This is how you create novelty in a color group and update traditional colors. Instead, I've put a coral red alongside a dark, rich Bordeaux and thrown in a rust own. Also, metallics have been big in recent years, and rose gold or bronze tones are still hot, foiling and hot and cold Press treatments are massive Christmas products, so don't forget to include these options in your Christmas color. Parts, if you're not, is to get out your metallic pens and used metallics. Is accent colors, too? Now take a look at those greens. There are plenty of options in here to represent Christmas foliage. On is the mix of bluish greens of varying tone, combined with the warm olive and moss, which adds the novelty here. That pale Turk was really live, so the green issues by adding the pope. So what is new about this color palette? Well, apart from what we have already mentioned, there is also a beautiful pale pink tone in there, which will soften and warm the palate. Notice also that I've included in here that very important camel shade, which is strongly developing especially important alongside the pink. The deep dark chocolate is also very warming. That makes for a perfect cameo of harmonized colors with the pink and camel in the middle of all those greens. You have plenty of light attends in there, too, for contrast, including two different grades, which are still important going forward. Think rich velvets. Metallic surfaces Glitter highlights on warm, pretty colors. This color scheme for Christmas inspires a new take on Christmas foliage. Trans lucidity of color, perhaps through layering or glass effects on board balls. Vintage colors with modern, fresher pops of pale turquoise and coral. It's a modern take on antiqued color palette. Moving on to another take on Christmas colors. I've created this bright, very upbeat contemporary palette. In contrast to the last one. This has a very modern yet mid century feel to it. With that light orange, the emerald on the burnt umber shade. It's quite a primary take on Christmas, yet it is also reminiscent of mid century Christmas colors. What excites me here is that gorgeous riel bright red on that peach ground that is really novel, a new for festive design, and again, look at that red without really dark petrol green and how the peach lifts it when placed alongside. This is really something I get excited about. There are a lot of peach and pink tones in here to play around with on the orange and red really offset them. The greens are again important here, not just because green has been important over the last year or two, but also because it's an essential traditional color for Christmas pallets. But look closely. These are all very beautiful shades of real greens. There is an emerald to jade's light and dark, a dark apple on a yellowy green. There is nothing subtle about them. They're all equally robust. So what makes the difference? Wow, look at that sand color in there with them. This balance is the whole lot out because it throws a spanner in the works. In some ways it is warmish, but it's in no way primary. It is a beautiful sludge in a sea of brides, and that is where it Shantz out modernity to may you get the same effect with warm peach in amongst the cooler pinks and primary reds. This color palette isn't for the faint hearted, but it's so happy it can be updated for younger, cuter styles or very sophisticated modern takes on Christmas. It's really a very celebrate every palate. This is an example of a Christmas card illustration. I've created myself based on similar colors to the color palette before. I want to show you here how I would use the palate. But of course, you could also work from a very different point of view regarding color. Using the same color palette, I chose to use the alluring peaches my background color because it is so on trend unless used for traditional Christmas illustration. I also wanted something very feminine, and I like that it is an unexpected shade for a Christmas card. As a Christmas pal, it needs to be upbeat. I also find the shade of peach quite uplifting and easy to work on. Top off with bolder, brighter shades of color. I suppose you could say it's a good background for bursting pop of color. You may like to experiment with using a pale green background shade from the palate as an alternative. So wanted that soft ground. I wanted a burst of unashamed color starting in the middle with that structural point set. It is also at the very forefront of the design. It's kind of the top layer if you like. But underneath that you get all those layers of green the very dark, almost black leaves, the graphical punch in amongst all those green hues from emerald through toe warm apple set alongside the colder tones of jade. In that quote, building up different shades of green in this way adds to the layered effect of the bouquets leaves. It's as if the Redpoint setter has just been plopped right on top. Layering color is a great way to adding more tones for extra depth to an illustration, especially when updating a traditional Christmas pallet where the colors which cell can be quite dictating. I think the warm, cold mix of shades is just what adds interest here as well, and indeed to any color palette. It is also the placement on the page of each color, which establishes if an artist's palette works in a balanced way to white is also used here to lighten, and they've given up beat field to the design. Or why not try all of those brights and interesting shades of lighter green onto a truly modern, sophisticated, dark green gray background. Rather, in the way off the illustration. Piece I Showed to You by Harriet Mela In the last chapter, try working on a luscious, dark, dark blue or dark green ground and adding the lighter, embroider pinks and reds on top. This look is very on trend, considering the enormous amounts of dark grounds were experimenting within our interiors right now. Important, though, is to remember to make it pop. Art directors want new ideas, a new take on on color, a new point of view. But it will not sell if it doesn't look new on trend or, most importantly, upbeat. 5. Updating Colour: Spring:Easter: spring color palettes are important because they set the tone for the rest of the summer. They represent. The first shot of color is the sun rears its head, and everyone gets excited when new spring rangers hurdle into the shops after the long length of winter spring products and their colors over a new excitement against human. So color has to be fresh, new and have the well factor. Traditional pallets have included fresh yellows and greens. Whites, of course, move or pail duck head blue. Also favorite traditional colors for spring and Easter product ranges. If you want to do anything new here, you really have to get creative and focus on representing and new point of view on color, or tell a new story for people to get excited about. Take a look at this sure Betty palette, which I have created for spring. I love the freshness of this as it really jumps up at you. It's a very precise, honed in palate, concentrated around just shades of green, all important yellow and traditional neutrals, all the key trend. Ford colors are there lemon, yellow, olive and teal. But the novelty comes again from the mix look at those fresh tones, which pop against the soft, trend driven neutrals such as camel, toffee, hot chocolate and sand. This is not only a novel, a new idea of how to approach a spring palette, but it is also a fabulous new take on traditional neutral palates, which can no longer be just about a few nice shades together in a cameo of colors. Notice how the mint green pop is more of a pale jade mint. Green is a key color going forward, but it's bold of representation here as newness and makes the shade stand out in a far more unusual way. Teamed with softer mourn pinkish camel. The mix is sophisticated, and it really zings. The bold mixture of all those vary in green tones is also rather new here, but it gives depth and allows you to build up layers of color on middle grounds. Imagine here a serious of illustrations of young birds were beautiful daffodil studies or even play for rabbits. Chicks try experimenting with this planet by adding one more color into the mix to give you more popping option options, such as perhaps highest for deep cornflower blue. One fantastic Illustrated, who's known for a beautiful command of yellow. Within a color palette is Dylan Myers Vronsky, who is also, by the way, a top teacher here on skill share. So please check out some of her classes. Take a look at her instagram feed to, as it truly is beautiful in terms of color and illustration. Her use of color is very novel new because it's restrained, often only focusing on two or three colors at a time. Yes, it's yet it certainly has the wow effect. I love the way she places two colors alongside each other that grapple for attention because they're often similar in intensity. But they stand out from each other because one is often warm, the other colder, throwing the mix off balance and creating something unusual. I love the way she uses PCE Hughes and bright lurid yellow, my personal favorite shade alongside each other. And she has some fascinating word written work, which incorporates also that on trend favorite camel, her greens, a sludgy and olive e or their silver gray. But they're always with that yellow punch, which illustrates a wonderful way to use the Sherbert palette developed here before the way she works on just several Hughes together for her Siris of illustrated letters is a wonderful way to experiment with color parts from illustrator by focusing on what works together without too many shades to start with. As you build a collection of focus color work off several pieces, you're able to build up an unusual color palette of several Hughes on growing confidence with your color use. Please check out Dylan's Instagram feed for a wonderful insight into her world of color. You will not be disappointed. Let's look more closely at a spring palette, which also sets us up for summer quite nicely. I've called this the Grand Budapest Hotel because the colors are like a re colored fam. They're not natural in the slightest. They are almost over exposed, yet beautiful in their own right. They are rather strangely competing next to each other in brightness, but they're softened by their lighter equivalents, all sitting together in the same palette. There is that ever important yellow again on a deeper, darker lemon. Counterparts sitting alongside on a soft mustard green developing on from the yellows. Last December saw Pantone announcing ultraviolet as its color for the year, so it's a strong wind. End of trend Ford palate still now, but it doesn't have to be the exact shade. 11 months on, we're seeing strong retro purplish AIDS having their day hyacinth, lavender and lavender indigo are growing in popularity and make a refreshing, bold alternative to traditional spring. Pastore's Dini's bluish, colder tones of mid purple with warmer heather pink, bright pink and pastoral barely there nude. The overall look of this planet evokes a play for pastoral bright option that we haven't seen in a while, its daring yet It's clever, and it has the possibility. Be very bold or very pretty. Think Foxglove Star flowers, garden themed illustrations with the seventies retro feel or contemporary geometrics on Easter eggs. The sheer solid, solid nous of these boulder past ALS are fantastic for causing us there on the spring color . Fun because Prince forgive for out paper or textiles for a flat graphic color shapes are really fresh and exciting here in these colors. This raucous color palette for spring says it's up nicely for full summer. Also, as it's easy to continue to develop this palette way into summer by making it warmer and mixing it in different ways. 6. Updating Colour: Summer: moving on from that last very colorful springboard. This summer board developed similar colors. This is a kind of amalgam of Mexico meets Miami. It has an American West nomadic feeling. It embraces eighties influences and chic color blocking in an unashamed burst of color. I'm really excited about this because it embraces color in a controlled way on it, develops all the purple hues and turns off focus to that very, very vibrant blue. I believe riel climb blue will make a big impact sometime soon, keeping on the development of blue. As I get a feeling we'll be seeing more of it. And in many tones, we haven't really seen this bright real blue in quite a while. But used alongside that magenta, we see color flashes reminiscent of the 19 eighties. What makes it new here, though, is that it's a softer look teamed with warm terra cotta, peach, anoka Yet again those very, very important shades and can be called down in intensity by the move and light jade options represented here, less shouting out at you. Pink and blue is kind of the new pink and green combination for May. Look at that really blew on that bright lavender. I find that really, really inspiring. Think traditional Mexican woven textiles with geometric lines mixed with recovered to Ratso prints and color blocking. The geometrics are a great way to start exploring with this color palette for summer. But I also find mixing prints on interesting idea. Think about Frida Kahlo's hidden wardrobe, which has just been unveiled in London. How could that be developed here in these colors with eighties influences? A wonderful surface pattern designer who has a whole range of beautiful products with her art on is Kitty McCall. I discovered her on instagram of what, quite a while back. Check out her instagram feed if you were inspired by the Rio Grande Color Color Board, because Kitty Star illustrates beautifully the possibilities of mixing 80 style geometrics on flowers together in the same print with bold flashes of color team with more muted tones . It's a really feast for the eyes. This second summer palette that I've developed here is a new take on a very popular and traditionally commercial theme. For this season, you may like to take a trend or theme that you know to be important in the commercial design world and rework the colors traditionally associated with it for your class project , instead of developing personal color boards for just a particular season. Which is why I wanted to develop this here. Nautical Zara massive summer theme, which have stood the test of time, perhaps because they're always popular in tourist indulgent regional retail outlets, or simply because the nautical theme has become, in its own right, a true classic commercial trend. But it needs updating so that art directors get excited about this theme once again blues air important going forward, as I have previously mentioned, but we have to find a new angle for their use. A new color story When presenting a nautical concept, this pallet softens immediately. Traditional nautical colors because it has pinks, peaches and coffee tones mixed in skin tones are hugely important right now, as you would have noticed their inclusion in many of the other color palettes represented in this class, from barely their new turns through to blush, pinks and then darker tones of tan coffee and chocolate, it's a great way to update blue and white. This color scheme is very, very retro take on the holiday season inspired by vintage seaside posters and fifties imagery. Prince of Generic but Done in New Ways Look at the hand painted water bloom white polka dot or the overlapped color dots just underneath. The traditional blue and white nautical stripe is also addressed. Dark blue and cream or hand painted again in a soft denim blue and teamed with Kathy Lee, you'll see similarities to with the way in which the red tone put here primarily to add a pop imitates the way in which we've represented red in the first Christmas board in that it is not a true true Read it all. It's an orangey deep coral tone, far more sophisticated alongside those Pete and coffee tones. Other key accent color here is one of the many blues look at the brighter blue hue, leaning towards more dia that gives an option to use a combination of blues on then toe have one blue as a key accent color at equal appeal to the coral red on. Once again, the colors evoke a mid century feel. It's a warm, unisex palette, which can be seen in many interiors. Right now, I've again included in okay yellow into this mix, which is unusual for nautical pallets that can be very evocative of sandy beaches or yellow Macintosh seafarers coats. So the palate waterworks from many nautical theme angles. Whether you're inspired by fishing icons or swimming beauties, this palette should appeal to many. I want to Share with You some lovely work by Eulalia Mahir, whose color work I have admired for a long, long time. In these two pieces, she illustrates beautifully and very simply, how just a few shades in a palate can work together. She combines the mustard Cameron coffee shades beautifully alongside the blue hues. Okay, she combines the blues together with dark petrol greens and as a flutter of that red for accent right in the center of the image, bringing the color focus straight onto that months. Beautifully patterned back in the same way. She also uses the red pop of color around the cat's neck here, again, drawing the focus into the center of the peace. Much like deal in my zirinsky does you'll Alia chooses here to focus on two main core colors on their variations with an added pop of color. You can see more of you lately is beautiful color work on our instagram feed 7. Crafting Colour Novelty: A Recipe for Success: so let's just recap on how to apply color to illustration work in a fresh way. What's the recipe for exciting update color palettes for Christmas, Halloween, Easter or, indeed, Valentine's Day or Thanksgiving? Ultimately, it's for me about crafting novelty through color. But how do we do that as artists? Well, first of all, are your colors on trend. Do your colors off for another day on a trend forward group of colors, for example, Do you remember seeing strong neon colors at the forefront a couple of years ago? They were huge, but they have gotten softer and been updated and renewed with softer coral shades over recent times alongside the blush pinks. How would you update a trend forward tone? What is the next step? In your opinion, what if you were to choose to take a chance on a color we haven't seen in a while There, I say it on and out of fashion color. Paul, Does your color scheme pop? Your whole pallet has to have the element of surprise. Is there a splash of unusual color in there somewhere? Have you included enough accent colors? Do you have enough tonal shades to build up the background. Mid and foreground layers of color in your illustration Work is the overall color scheme balanced with a good mix of warm and cold shades. Lighten dark tones in exciting odd ways. Is the contrast of your colors exciting? Finally, think of your color scheme as a story. What is the feeling you want to convey through your version of an autumnal palette, for example, there are no right or wrong answers, only your vision and your opinion. All these elements and questions to ask yourselves, are fundamental in creating an updated seasonal color palette and exciting new artwork Spinning off from it, novelty ultimately creates the shock off the news. 8. The Class Project and Final Thoughts: project. Part of this class is in two parts. You can pick and choose or work on both. Firstly, I'd like to invite you to make seasonal color board of your own relevant Ricky commercial theme. You might explore Halloween, Autumn, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Easter Spring, Summer or Father's Day. You can work on as many or as few of colors as you like. Just follow your instincts and feel comfortable about your color story equally. If you don't feel totally comfortable developing your own color palette, you're welcome to use any of the color boards I've laid out for you here. As a starting point for your illustration work, please present the color board here in the project section of the class. If you have any questions along the way, please don't hesitate to ask for device in the discussions. For Part two of the project, I would like to invite you to create a piece of artwork, which shows how you would use your color story in an illustration around the chosen thing. Subject matter could be geared towards any product sector repeat pattern for textiles, geometrics or it could be a placement piece or book illustration. The choice will come down to your own personal star. I'm happy to give gardens part way through if you need it. And I can't wait to see what will come from all this color loves. Alternatively, if you prefer to skip part one of the projects, you can also use any of the color boards presented here. I have prepared for you as a starting point for a season or illustration. I'd love to see your interpretation of them. Please update your project when you're illustration is ready. If you want to share your work also on social media, then peace. Please feel free to do so. But remember to tag me in that clip. Got design so I can comment on, like, your post on please at the hashtag Lepi card skill share. I will also be using the color boards are represented here to you for each season as the basis for some personal work which I will also endeavor to post in the put project section and share with you. I'd love some feedback to So that's it. Have you enjoyed the second follow up class about learning how to update and create novelty in your color palettes of the different commercial seasons I have that any work that you do from this will get snapped up by art directors. Please let me know that does happen because I'd love to know, and I'm sure the others were, too. If you haven't done my first class about creating a color general and looking for color inspiration, I'd love to see their to the classes work hand in hand. But you can also do one of the other without having to do both. If that makes sense, um, but please remember, there's no right or wrong to this process at all about updating traditional color palettes . It's really about substituting traditional colors for on trend replacement colors in really unusual combinations. It's indeed providing a substitute color that we haven't seen for a while and building an interesting story around it as well. Remember, too, that by focusing on your use of color, you can also build on your visual branding as an artist on social media platforms such as Pinterest or instagram. Um, already, I'll leave that out there like that for you to contemplate. So anyway, thank you so much on Hopefully I'll see you again soon