An many of you know, legendary animator John K. has a blog, where is slowly offering his teachings in how to make good animation. Recently, he’s been talking about color theory, and the title of one post really caught our eye:
Color Theory: Pee and Poo colors versus Colorful Greys
DULL AND DINGY COLORS TO MAKE YOU THINK SOMETHING SERIOUS IS HAPPENING
K. goes on to show examples of pee and poo colored backgrounds that muddy up storytelling. Meanwhile, his idea of good storytelling with color? Art Lozzi, above, the mastermind behind most of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
In other posts, K. contrasts the over-saturated color of recent (post 1990) Disney flicks with the more intelligent use of color in the olden days, and shows off a variety of sunsets.
More commentary in Cartoon Brew, including the fate of Art Lozzi. (It’s not what you expect.)