January Challenge: Colour
Okay everyone, small update here and the new challenge for you all!

So I've gone and over worked myself as usual but this time I've irritated an old injury in my right hand from volunteering. The doctor warned me about it after my x-rays last month but I didn't think it was much of a problem until now. It's impossible to flex the tendons in my hand without pain. It's going up and down and it's not too much of a problem but it is reducing my ability to type and draw. Thus I'm going to ease back and take more regular breaks from work. Ample Time should still some out on time as always!

Anyway in order to give my hand a break this month I've made this month's challenge 'colour'. You can interpret that however you like but here are some ideas to get you started:

-Look at complementary colours and other ways to combine colours

Here's a website I use to help me with this: https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/

-Take an old picture of yours and recolour it many times with different combinations

-If you're digital art savvy, try exploring how different colours can affect shading and the atmosphere different colours create.

You can do this one quickly by just putting a block of colour over it and setting the layer to 'overlay'

-Find some art or media you like (cartoon characters work very well for this) and take a look at the colours the creators used, think about why. They might be placed very differently on a colour picker than you expected, if so take a note of this. Think about how the colours relate to the character and how you could use this for things you create. This can work well for writing as well as art.

For example: Take Finn from Adventure Time.

He has blond hair, yellow is associated with youth and innocence. His clothes are blue which is a popular colour and often linked with boys and purity. It could be connected to the wide, open air world he lives in since his shirt is a deep sky blue. His shorts are a darker blue which is commonly linked to sadness which he shows often as he develops. The blue also complements his light, peach skin.


Now go forth and play with colours!

Be sure to come back and tell me what you did/learned.