Sunday, June 7, 2009

Aux Trois Crayon and a Limited Palette

Vacation Wish List - a magazine cruise ad
Conte crayon on paper
I've seen this ad running in several magazines lately and -- naturally -- I can't put my hands on it right now. I imagine it to be Italy, perhaps Ischia or Portofino - both lovely places for a holiday. We were so captivated by Letterman's monologue and guests that this drawing practically drew itself. I looked down and *poof* there it was. Working in only 4 values (3 colors + paper) is liberating. Reminds me of art teachers who advocate for a very limited palette - it immediately simplifies decision-making and unifies the canvas.

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