Jared’s back! I knew he wouldn’t let you down, Jon!

This weekend my husband had to work one evening so I spent it watching Frozen, a movie he would never watch with me (he doesn’t like any Disney movies). I enjoyed it the second time through and I was paying particular attention to how they used color. I feel my color work is lacking due to me not actually doing color much so I’ve been studying color comps from movies to get a better grip on how to use color to set mood and stuff, especially since the other comic I’m doing at the moment will be in color. One of these days I will understand color! But first, I probably need to practice more.

Anyway, I was noticing how the colors of the dresses of the two girls not only reflected what was going on in the movie, but was also reflected in the backgrounds. Elsa starts out with a blue and pink color scheme, similar to the castle, while Ana starts out with a green and yellow, which is similar to all the summer plants around. Later, both girls change- Elsa to all light blue and Ana to blue and pink, the exact same colors Elsa was wearing at the beginning of the movie. And when the girls talk in Elsa’s Winter Palace, the background colors are blue and pink, exactly the same shades as in Ana’s outfit. I’m still trying to work out what that might mean, but it’s all deliberate and pretty cool stuff that I missed the first time watching. And since lately most movies have an orange and blue color scheme, it was really nice to see different colors being used.

I have two kickstarter-like campaigns to tell you about. The first is for Stefanie Battlane of Lost Nova. She’s trying to raise funds to print her comics for conventions. I love her artwork, in particular her copic marker sketchcard work so you should check out both her comic and if you can, contribute to the campaign!

The next is for my friend Liz Staley, who does the Adrastus Webcomic. She’s also raising funds to print book 3 of her comic and if you love 70’s robot anime and sentai shows, you will love Adrastus. She even has hand-made plushies as a pledge tier. Plushies!

Both are really good artists and people so please have a look at their work and their campaigns! If you like both their stuff, go and spread the word. 😀 Thanks!