Color: Eva Guillen

Page 186 from Lynda Barry's graphic novel "What it is."

Page 186 from Lynda Barry’s graphic novel “What it is.”

This page from the graphic novel “What it is”, is a great visual example to discuss the interaction of multiple colors. The repetition of the colors shown in this visual is a great representation of a palette. This is shown thoroughly in this example with the repetition of color done in the page that demonstrates a pattern that is being used. Then there was the use of near complements and analogous colors. All of these are shown in the visual example, especially when we take a look at the colors used on the sticky notes and the background color. The pink sticky notes on the yellow background are near complements. Then the green sticky notes on the yellow background are analogous colors. The use of these multiple colors help create an effect on how they create a meaning to the author’s comic. The colors used complement each other in order to create a visually appealing comic so that it can provoke an emotion in a reader. This is shown through the repetition of the colors that are all the same tint when we look at a color wheel. The repetition helps keep the consistency of the comic and shows a pattern in the comic. The different colors together helps make the comic seem appealing to the eye as they are more calming colors as well. The colors catch the eye of the reader, but the colors do not distract the reader thanks to the tint being used.

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