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Illustration palettes by martinacecilia Illustration palettes by martinacecilia
I'm pretty sure no one will find this even remotely useful but here's a zip of the palette files I use for my works.
have fun with those.
They are mostly bicromatic because I work like that. (and because a limited palette helps the mood of a piece way more than a multicolored palette)

both .ACO (photoshop palette file) and .PNG so everyone should be able to use those
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Primeless Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
added to faves. 

so thx!. Im learning yet, and colouring is not my strongest. So this will become usefull!

thx again :D
JexBastian1855 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you install these?
cabepfir Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Cioč, una palette si chiama Benedict's eyes? ^^ :D
AquaNinja12 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, I love the pallets but when I try to open the .ACO it tells me 'Could not complete your request because an unexpected end-of-file was encountered.' I searched the internet but found no solution, do you have any ideas?
If not, I'm content using .PNG with the eye dropper tool c:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
that's because you're opening it from file-->open, you have to use another procedure for color palettes.
go in the swatches tab (if you can't find it go to window-->swatches) and then there's a small arrow in the top right side of the tab that will open a menu. And there you can either choose "load swatches" or "replace swatches". The first one will add the new swatches at the bottom of those you already have there, the second will replace those.

Let me know if it works!
AquaNinja12 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, yeah that worked, thanks c:
kathrynlillie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I'm definitely going to try this out! I always love the colors in your work.
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
:D thanks!
CourtneyTrowbridge Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
I find it very useful too! Agreed limited works much more nicely but I'm not that good with creating palettes yet that aren't all multicolored (haha) so I'd love to practice with yours a bit! Thanks so much! I never see enough color palette samples around in books, web, it's very appreciated.
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Uhm, one thing that could definitely help is taking the palette from photos and works. There's really no stigma on it and no one holds copyrights on color combinations. (this is an interesting article about this)
Studying classic paintings help a LOT too. I often take colors from Boldini, for example.
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