This post continues the experiment I began a few days ago. In it, I discussed the impact of color beyond (necessarily) intellectual exercises, and explored how the message changes when we change the surrounding color—the context.
This time, instead of a flower, let’s see what happens when we use a face. Because I’ve got it handy, and because it will probably be even more evocative, let’s use this motorcycle policeman I drew for my ongoing story project.
We’ll color him warm middle beige (#A69571) and try a different color set. As with the last set, you’re invited to post your alternate titles in comments, or (since I close comments after 90 days) to email them to me.
Beach City Speed Trap
All in Order
You can find a version of this graphic on Colourlovers, where you can try out your own color combinations. As I did last time, instead of just two colors, the template is set up to allow as many as five. I also decided to leave in the flowers from the previous test. Let me know if you want a version with just the policeman.