When finishing off the lake scene I wondered what style I wanted to use. There were two things I thought about playing around with. The first is the colour of the line art in the picture. I frequently find that I like manga and comic scenes with more subtle line art. So I played around with it and tried some brown line art.
Here’s the original…
And here’s the one with the brown line art…
I think it adds warmth to the picture but I’m not sure about it as an effect.
The second thing I was thinking about was whether to use colour or grey scale or even duotone. In the end I made a gryscale version and a duotone version (with black and medium brown as the two colours)
Here they are:
I think I like the duotone best. Without the colour the light reflected in the lake takes on a stronger quality which I like. I also think it ties the scene together better which probably says more about my colour choices than anything else.
I would be really interested in any feedback on these options if anyone has the time. 🙂