This is the beginning of a series of exercises dealing with color schemes on Adobe Photoshop.
Though doing the exercises themselves wasn’t extremely difficult, playing around and figuring out which color design worked best was harder than I would have ever thought.
For this “High Contrast” color exercise, I used my black dog against a white background– the photo itself was already high contrasted. So instead of making it black and white, I wanted to add a little bit of color. For this piece, it was especially hard to find the balance between too much black against too much white. I didn’t want the black to over power the white, but I also wanted people to know that they were looking at a dog. I think there is a good balance between negative and positive space here and I like the asymmetry as well.