Yellow and Black in Illustration

Yellow and Black in Illustration

Yellow and black is a fairly common palette in illustration. Hildilid’s Night, Mo’s Moustache, The Happy Day, My Heart and Float are a few picture book examples utilising a greyscale palette with the addition of yellow.

The Happy Day by Ruth Krause 1949 (Japanese edition)
Marc Simont, illustration for The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss, 1949 accent colour
Marc Simont, illustration for The Happy Day by Ruth Krauss, 1949
Mark Alan Stamaty, 1971
Mark Alan Stamaty, 1971
Joe de MERS from San Diego
Marcello Dudovich, 1905 black hat on yellow background, the inverse of how yellow is mostly used as a spot colour.
JOHN AUSTEN (1886-1948) Finally, on the morning of the fourth day, Odysseus finished squaring the helm 1923
Uncle Mac's Children's Hour Story Book Ed. Derek McCulloch, Various authors and artists London 1947 pirate
Uncle Mac’s Children’s Hour Story Book Ed. Derek McCulloch, Various authors and artists London 1947
1910 Tentoonstelling van het werk der leden, in den Rotterdamschen Kunstkring, Exhibition of the work of the members, in the Rotterdam Chen Kunstkring, Secessionist poster
1910 Tentoonstelling van het werk der leden, in den Rotterdamschen Kunstkring, Exhibition of the work of the members, in the Rotterdam Chen Kunstkring, Secessionist poster
Cat Fancy Edward Gorey; 1925-2000
Cat Fancy Edward Gorey; 1925-2000
Il giornalino della Domenica cover by Ottorino Adreneini, 1910
Il giornalino della Domenica cover by Ottorino Adreneini, 1910
1968 Lemon Kelly E.W. Kelly
Frank Tinsley (1899-1965) Lunar Unicycle, 1958
Frank Tinsley (1899-1965) Lunar Unicycle, 1958
In the neighborhood of ‘Rossiya’ cinema painting by Yuri Mogilevsky, USSR, 1960

Living Forest, Illustrator and Author Arthur Henry Howard Heming, 1925. Arthur Henry Howard Heming (1870 –1940) was a Canadian painter and novelist known as the “chronicler of the North” for his paintings, sketches, essays and books about Canada’s North. Interestingly, he was colour blind! worked mostly in black and white for almost all of his life, with the addition of yellow. However, near the end of his career, he started to paint using a much wider range of colours.

Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming
Arthur Heming

Andy the Lion: Story and pictures by James Daugherty

James Daugherty
James Daugherty
James Daugherty
James Daugherty
James Daugherty
James Daugherty
James Daugherty
James Daugherty
James Daugherty
James Daugherty

The Magic Spectacles and other easy-to-read stories, 1965 Arnold Lobel (1933-1987)

Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel
Cover design and illustration by jorj (Georgette & Benjamin Harris), 1936
Adrienne Adams. A Woggle of Witches
Anton Seder The Animal in Decorative Art, Birds (chromolithograph) published by Gerlach & Schenk (Austrian), 1896
Major Felten Stalking Panther 1934
‘Ladies of Fantasy’ by Manley Seon & Lewis Gogo, 1974 Edward Gorey

illustrations by Alexandr Mychajlow for Fairytales of Foreign Writers (Ukraine, 1988)

1922
1922
Edwin Georgi (1896-1964)
Edwin Georgi (1896-1964)
Edward Williams
Edward Williams
Lemon girl young adult novella

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