Chroma: #1

Hey! I’m Dai, and this is the first post for my new series, Chroma. In this series, I’ll generate a random color palette each week and create an illustration based off of it. I’ve always loved adding color to my works, but I often find myself struggling to choose which colors to use. Through this series, I hope I’ll be able to improve my coloring skills, as well as create new art for the readers of arts, ink. to enjoy.

This week, I generated this palette on I loved the contrast between the bright red/pink and the cool blues and purples, and I knew I wanted to create a night scene with this palette.

Recently, I’ve been wanting to draw more animals in my illustrations. For the longest time, I only drew people, barely drawing objects, animals, or backgrounds, so I went slightly out of my comfort zone with this piece, though I’m very happy with how it turned out! I ended up using the blue, purple, and black mainly for the background/sky, while using the red/yellows for the lighting and the tiger. I wanted to capture the atmosphere surrounding railroads at night, and I hope I captured it well.


hey! i'm dai, a CS sophomore looking to (hopefully) double minor in APIA studies and Art and Design. i'm a mainly digital artist who loves color and wants to improve and expand on my coloring abilities. in my current series β€œChroma”, i'll generate a new color palette each week using a randomized color palette generator, and then create an illustration based off it. along the way, i hope to capture the creative process of my art, as well as the different gradients of life. enjoy!

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5 Comments on "Chroma: #1"

1 year 3 months ago

Very cool drawing B)

1 year 5 months ago

Cool idea, and nice execution!

1 year 5 months ago

This is such a great idea! It’ll be really exciting to see how you use different colors every week πŸ™‚