You can’t understate the importance of color—especially in art. It wields its power in all sorts of ways, from setting the mood to giving us important visual clues. Over the next several weeks, I’ll share a selection of illustration, paper craft, and embroidery that overwhelmingly uses one hue in its composition. Called The Color Series, first up are blue illustrations.
Blue is one of the most popular colors to use in an artwork—and it’s no surprise. Conceptually, it has a lot to offer; environments are created using the hue and make it ripe with story-telling possibilities. Water, sky, and the darkness of shadows are all the product of this cool color. And, you’ll see that in a lot of the work featured here. Some of it speaks to blue’s melancholy side, while other pieces focus on the tranquility and calm of which it’s also associated.
The color blue can be tranquil… or sad.. or even go bump in the night. Check out how 20 blue illustrations use the cool hue to create compelling visual works.