Above: before colouring. Below: after colouring.
I wanted there to be some cohesion in this photo so, after deciding that they looked like a very calm couple, I thought that it’d be nice to have her blouse match his suit.
At first I was going to make his suit a blueish grey, but this photo seemed to call for something warmer.
Don’t they look a nice pair of people? She’s looking off to the side as though she’s in a slight daydream. Their arms are gently touching. He’s holding on to his jacket and looking benignly at the camera.
I wanted to make her blouse fairly well-defined. Dark browns and dark greens were fashionable in this sort of time period – if anyone’s reading who is of my age or older, you might remember the left-overs of this period that were still around in the 1950s: the sombre colours of paintwork in various types of buildings. So I used a green to match the dress and a reddish brown for the contrasting colour. And I carried the colour theme over to the fabric on the chair, too.
I hope it works!