Monday, September 13, 2010

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson's use of the complementary colors orange and blue really highlights the Calvin and Hobbes sleeping in the tree. Though all of the background is orange/yellow it gradually darkens as you move towards the characters this effect leads your eyes to look at them. The blue on Calvin's jacket makes him almost spring to life as Watterson cleverly contrasts that with him sleeping. Everything is very ambiguous except what he really wants to show through.

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