I was just playing around with red, black, and white because I like the contrast of the colors and ended up playing around with the stencils too. If you have not experimented with the stencils, now is a good time. It takes little time and it's fun! : ) Just a little hint -- using the same colors and shapes, but in different ways -- is a good way to create harmony in your work. Georges Seurat did this in "La Grande Jatte," with umbrellas and so forth. He used a lot of the same shapes but in different ways. In my piece I used similar shapes in different colors and sizes. Also, I used feminine (curvy) lines in this one to give it a little more harmony, though both feminine and masculine (straight) lines can work well together too, depending on what you are aiming at. Or, just goof off and see what happens! If you don't have an idea for a color scheme you can use a color wheel (there are probably some, which can be downloaded online), or you can try your favorite colors. Another way to get good color is to find a photo or another piece of art online with a color scheme you like. Sometimes I enjoy just throwing together colors that I don't think will work together and now and then I get a nice surprise! I know there are lot of you out there who know a lot more than I do , but these are a few hints for anyone who has not studies art appreciation and composition. It's a simple explanation and makes it easy to begin creating basic art compositions. This technique works well in both abstract and realistic work. Anyhoo, just have fun with it!
NOTE: USING STENCILS ON A MAC> I put together some info. on this subject and it is posted in "Tips and Tricks" of the forum at the following link: http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ad.php?t=19631 I hope this helps!