Here’s a test page for backgrounds for the comic I’m making for RCCC in September- this one went a bit awry- bad planning, inconsistent lighting… need to find a different approach, and be a little more patient :p
To clarify, because I have a bad habit of this kind of thing, this is not me saying “AUGH I SUCK SO BAD TELL ME I’M AMAZING”- the fact is that while I had something in mind, this result is not that thing. Being a good designer means being intentional; being able to clearly communicate your ideas visually, not relying on “well that looks good I guess”- so even if something appears good, if it’s not communicating the way I wanted then it’s unsuccessful and needs to be fixed. In the future I will try to give more context about why I don’t like something so you have some insight into what’s going on in my brain.
Chefchaouen, a small town in northern Morocco, has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful architecture, but what it’s most famous for are the striking and vivid blue walls of many of the buildings in its “old town” sector, or medina.
The maze-like medina sector, like those of most of the other towns in the area, features white-washed buildings with a fusion of Spanish and Moorish architecture. The brilliantly blue walls, however, seem to be unique to Chefchaouen. They are said to have been introduced to the town by Jewish refugees in 1930, who considered blue to symbolize the sky and heaven. The color caught on, and now many also believe that the blue walls serve to repel mosquitoes as well (mosquitoes dislike clear and moving water).
Whatever the reason, the town’s blue walls attract visitors who love to wander the town’s narrow streets and snap some beautiful photos.