Color, or is it colour?
Is it Color or Colour?
Color. It’s a constant battle in this household. This is the problem when you have two artists living under one roof working on a project together: you tend to have arguments over the tiniest shade variation in a color. It’s ridiculous really! Who knew that shades of pink or green could cause such disagreement between a husband and wife!
But here’s the thing…it just means that we are passionate about what we do. We are perfectionists and we love love love art! We believe in the power of colors to express emotion. We want everything we design or create to be emotive of something specific. We want you to feel something when you look at our designs. Don’t get me wrong, I am not the drawing talent behind the things we create. I can’t draw to save my life so I get to annoy my husband in other ways like scrutinizing his color choices which he will whole-heartedly agree is exactly what I do. A lot.
So as you can imagine, this kids’ book we wrote posed quite a challenge to our marriage. Just kidding! But we really did have many discussions over the colors we would use. For the most part we agreed except when it came to the monster on one of the pages. We both had very different visions but I eventually won. ;) We chose bright colors for this book so that it is easily accessible for children but also so that each page looks like a piece of bright artwork that you would be happy to hang on your child’s wall. We love our little character and we love the happy nature of the colors we chose.
Can’t wait for you to see the book in its entirety but for now, here’s a little evolution of the colors of the monster and how two pairs of eyes can totally change and evolve a piece of art! -KT