Creating color palette and using it in your own artwork

Creating color palette and using it in your own artwork - student project

I didn't feel too comfortable using another artists painting therefore I selected one of my own photos. I choose this one because of the colors:

Creating color palette and using it in your own artwork - image 1 - student project

 

Next I pixelated it:

Creating color palette and using it in your own artwork - image 2 - student project

Still so many colors to choose but decided on these two color schemes:

 

Creating color palette and using it in your own artwork - image 3 - student project

But looking at them I didn't really like it, I wanted to create something more colorful so I saturated some of them:

Creating color palette and using it in your own artwork - image 4 - student project

  

 I decided to go with the first color palette on the second sheet and I tried sticking to the colors as much as possible. But I ended up having different values of the violet (mixed it with the light blue), a lighter value (thanks to your class I say value now instead of shades;)) of the green and added some black/grey to my painting. Here is the final result:

Creating color palette and using it in your own artwork - image 5 - student project

Thank you for your great class. Especially your in-depth look gave me new insights! 

 

Sandra
Watercolor Artist and Illustrator