Watch the full Color Course and Mel's Expert Input tutorial HERE.
Artist: Mel Herring (PurpleKecleon)
Surprise! We wanted to also include a second opinion and perspective on color so we asked Mel Herring (better known to the community as PurpleKecleon) to once again create a tutorial for us but this time regarding color specifically and her tips, thoughts, and advice on the subject matter of breaking down color. She stresses the importance of contrast and working with that in mind while choosing your colors.
Go check out her other work as well as she has a great understanding of working with color!
Since you follow the comic did you see her first attempt at "Try, Try, Again" with the 7 sins? Never have I seen such bad use of colors in my life, gaudy pink and magenta mixed directly next to blinding turquoise, green, cyan and yellow. Not something a "color expert" would use...
But, yeah, you're right, she does go full saturation all the time nowadays. Like I said, I used to think it was an experimental phase related to her new comic Floraverse -which I did enjoy for the first several chapters (have to catch up). Kinda a bummer realizing that it's step backwards for her.
So I'm going to gather a bunch of her best works and make a journal post about it, if you're interested in studying from her colors then I'm letting you know it'll still be possible. She may have all her art in storage and scrubbed her off site accounts, but that doesn't mean much when the internet is forever!
A screencap of PKs first attempt of Try Try Again. Prepare to shield your eyes
NSFW art isn't bad by itself but she has a long history of trying to get minors to look at porn. Especially when she ran the PMDE group on DA and still has the same habit to this day of "accidentally" posting NSFW material to her SFW blogs. Marl, Eevee (who both live with her) and PK/GP are all pretty well documented for being into it. A large reason that her artwork is in storage is to try to sweep everything associated with her artist handle PK and association with Pokemon art (like the PMDE artwork) under the rug, but she does the same pedophilia thing under the new name GP with her Flora content.
I didn't know that PK is interested on doing such ... disgusting things. Like, I knew something was up with them when there was some shit going down on tumblr but I'm kinda more surprised to find this out.
It's a shame since some of their art looks really good.