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.
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.
Andy the Lion: Story and pictures by James Daugherty
The Magic Spectacles and other easy-to-read stories, 1965 Arnold Lobel (1933-1987)
illustrations by Alexandr Mychajlow for Fairytales of Foreign Writers (Ukraine, 1988)