Old Newspaper

Old Newspaper is featured as design 49 at my Youtube channel:

I really wanted to work with brown and green in this design. I was determined not to stray from those colors. I really dived into the unknown. Brown and green are not colors that mesh well in my eyes. That’s the beauty of color… You can find beauty in any blend. I truly feel like an explorer. Any pattern I use mixes with color in different ways. The layers are always different. I could use the same effects on every design and get different results based on color. It’s truly endless.

I didn’t want to spend too much time on this design. I limited myself to 2 hours. Sometimes when I go past the 2 hour zone I lose focus. It’s a lot easier for me to lose a great texture I created in the beginning when I start to lose focus. I didn’t want to take that chance with this campaign because I’m already behind in designs for the week.

The reason why I called this design Old Newspaper was because the colors remained me of aged newspaper throughout the design process. There’s an effect in Paintshop called Sepia. You can change the color of an image by age. The higher you go the older the image looks. I didn’t use that effect in any part of the design process but I kept thinking that I was somehow creating the effect without using it.

I am really happy with the results of this design. I always feel good working with hard colors. Primary colors used are brown and green. I made several variations of this design. I featured two versions of old newspaper in the shop.

Time to complete: Close to 2 hours
Tools: Pencil and Paintshop Pro
The song in the video featured in this video is called Drevlanka by Pawspaws. You can download the song here.

Thanks so much for visiting Beatnik83. ~ Katherine

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