Freebie for Pictogram Palace 颜 yan2
Character break-down for yan2 颜：
li4 on the top left it means standing it’s the image of a person standing. and that person is right on top of han/chang3
a cliff. together
chan3 means production it’s the image of a factory on a cliff building standing on a cliff. there are shan shadows
cast onto that cliff. Beside the man on the cliff standing over shadows on the cliff is the image of a persons face ye4
（chopstick as a hair-tie).
This is the idea of color: colors on one’s face, the colors cast by shadows.
页 on the left is the phonetic clue to the initial sound Y shan 彡 on the left is the phonetic clue to the final sound. Imagery: A man standing on a cliff stroking his beard as shadows fall onto the cliff, we can clearly see the COLORS of his face the COLORS on the cliff.