hey there, i just wanted to say i recently found your work and i think it's super amazing. It's so inspiring. I was wondering if you had any tips for using colour and texture as that's always something I struggle with. Thanks!

barrydraws:

Hello! Thank you very much, I’m glad to know people respond well to my work :)

In terms of color, I love keeping a minimal palette, 4-5 colors at the most. I also like to reuse the colors in multiple areas so nothing really stands out too much and distracts you from anything else.

In terms of texture, I like to go and buy various papers and doctor them by hand. Then I usually scan them and toy around with the opacity levels etc to create the desired texture or effect that I want.

Hope these tips help you out and thank you for reaching out to me.

Some super helpful tips from barry

A bunch of skulls

A bunch of skulls

I’m having one of those days where I can’t draw anything so I watched like 15 episodes of adventure time and drew from them. 

a little sketch of my super duper partner and fellow illustrator samrowedraws 

a little sketch of my super duper partner and fellow illustrator samrowedraws 

Quick experiment for poem illustrations I’m working on 

Quick experiment for poem illustrations I’m working on 

A little something that got way longer than it should’ve done. 
‘How to picnic in style' - Harper's Bazaar

A little something that got way longer than it should’ve done. 

How to picnic in style' - Harper's Bazaar