I decided to add some color to my teeny, tiny wordless picture book.
I wasn't sure how I wanted to paint it. Or if I even wanted it to remain wordless. I couldn't think of any words that weren't already evident in the illustrations, so that was a pretty easy decision. However, I was still left with wondering how to paint it. I decided to try to stay with a somewhat limited palette.
I also decided to use particular colors to convey feelings. Hopefully, they came through.
I used oranges and yellows to try to convey the little boys frustration. I only used blue to convey how cold and what a bad idea running away is. I used yellow to show the warmth he was feeling both from being back inside and from his mother's unconditional love.
Personally, I was quite happy with the drawings themselves (not sure about the painted versions), but I didn't get very many comments on the sketches, so I'm wondering, do you guys like these illustrations? Did the color help or detract? Are the blue pages too jarring compared with the warm color pages?