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Writing With Pictures: Step 8 - Coloring

Written by Nick Kremer
July 11, 2012

Step 8: Coloring

            The final step of the compositional process is to determine the desired shading and color tones that will help shape the atmosphere/mood of a visual narrative.  In the professional industry, this choice has sometimes been compromised by financial factors – color costs more to print than black and white, so the variation and richness of colors available often depends on the number and type of resources at one’s disposal.  Nonetheless, color has a clear and profound impact on visual storytelling, and the last podcast will highlight some of those features.

            INSTRUCTIONS: After watching the podcast, choose and apply any desired coloring to your visual narrative.