Welcome to the wonderful world of color palette generators! We are often putting together palette’s for ourselves and clients, the old school way is often tedious and time consuming. We know most people that would like to do this may not have the Photoshop or Illustrator chops to do so, we decided to do a quick round up of some palette generators that we thought were very user friendly, just upload your photo or put in an URL and the palette generators will generate a palette for you in mere seconds from the provided image. It’s that quick and easy!
Here are some of our faves, feel free to add any of your faves in the comments!
I-This one has an adjustable pie chart to play with so you can finesse the colors you want in your palette.
II-This one generates from a URL which is great if you don’t have your own image to upoad.
III-You an download your swatches after uploading.
IIII-This one does light and dark colors and a complete palette.
photo via annie sloan
P.S. How gorgeous is this paint color? I am trying to figure what I can paint first with it!
Thank you Instagram! Finally, the day has come when Instagram has created a swift + seamless way for you to access multiple Instagram accounts in a flash! Why you ask would you even want multiple Instagram accounts?
Well , hello fine friends! As some of you may have encountered we had a bit of a botched code/design last week. Yes, there was panic involved and quite a lot of nail biting and the conclusion that we needed to switch back to our previous design pronto, which we have but have done some damage to our code. No worries, we are taking this in stride and although a little trigger shy we plan to try again soon (glutton’s for punishment? Perhaps). Instead of waiting for the mystical, magical day to put up posts with our beautiful new look, we decided to put up a post (and an awesome) resource for you, we hope you like!
What better time for a fresh new look than the beginning of the new year? Tristan and I have been planning and plotting better ways to fulfill the mission of this blog, which is to inspire you, openly share first-hand experiences (both ours and those of other artists), and to supply you with a steady stream of top quality creative resources.
Besotted will remain the approachable resource you’ve come to know (and we hope love!), but will be improved upon with a wider range of content that we hope leaves you inspired, ready to take action, or at the very least, comforted by the fact that we all have victories and losses, celebrations and struggles.
So what differences will you notice next week (besides the new design of course)? More interviews for one! We adore the calligrapher interviews (you should have heard us cheer when Betsy Dunlap agreed to an interview), so we’ve decided to expand our interviews to include other creative fields as well (think illustrators, art directors, designers, painters, gallery owners….and more!). We also want to explore tried and true ways to reach creative goals. How many of you have ever wanted to do something, but didn’t know the first step to take? It happens to us all of the time (…publish a book, get into a gallery, find clients for freelance work…etc. etc.). We are going to do our best to shed some light on the process!
Do you have any ideas for the new Besotted? Who would you like to hear from? What would you like to see?
I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.
I woke up this morning to the sad news that David Bowie had passed. My heart was heavy, as I suppose anyone’s heart would be after hearing about the passing of someone that has left too early. I think the thought might be he wasn’t someone you knew personally, so why let it bother you? But music was such a huge part of the fabric of my life growing up, one of my only solaces (that and books) and David Bowie crooning into my Walkman earphones on repeat got me through many a dreaded long bus ride to and from school. I am so sorry for his family, for the loss to those like me that held a spot in their heart for him. R.I.P. Davey Jones.