To develop my own color palette I used one of my favorite movies as inspiration, the film “The Conformist” by Bernando Bertolucci. It is filled with beautiful colors and Vittorio Storaro is a cinematographer who knows how to use colors powerfully. This scene is dark and beautiful at the same time, the range of oranges/burgundy/black/bright yellow sends a powerful message.
The two images below are both photographs I took, that I thought would look interesting in my color palette. I used the Photoshop forced index color mode feature to force these images into the palette.
For my first work with shapes I wanted to show the gradient of my color palette using strips of rectangles disappearing into the background.
Below I experimented with different shades that could be used to create the same light bulb.
Below is my take on Josef Alber’s “Homage to Squares.”
I did the same experiment below as with the light bulbs, instead using a slightly more opaque background color.