with darker colors like that, you have to use the compliment in a multiply (transparent additive) layer for digital.....and in layerable traditional media, compliment over top. If you want the warm color to show, have it as your reflected light. But if you wanted to be bold, you could put the warm color compliment at it's original intensity. It's all up to the technique- hard to explain. XD
Yeah, I can see that. I mean, I get the basic idea, and have for a while, but it kind of confused me in this because it makes sense, but then wouldn't the shadows be the most prominent in a picture, and normally that's not a good thing. I've been looking for a good, simple explanation for a while, so thank you for that in the tut, and thank you for doing so here too.
thank you so much for putting this in terms i can understand clearly! i'm mostly a self taught artist and i'm always struggling through colors, art vocabulary, and how they work on the feel to a picture
but now you've taught me basics where do it yourself art books couldn't
thank you and i'll be sure to check your other tutorials too!
Very elementar. I learned this while I was on my fifth grade (about 10 years old). The things you forget with time. This is not quite as straight forward to use in a digital environment, though anyone with a basic understanding of how colour works digitally on the RGB field, will have no problem bridging these knowledges.
Every artist starting with colours should read this. These truly are the theorical foundations to colouring.
This is really great. I've taken a 2D design class in college a while ago, but it hardly covered much about color.
I agree that form, perspective, and tone should be learned first, but how would one go about it? Practice the different points in perspective, build up the shapes to make, say, figures, and then learn to shade them? What are some other ways, do you happen to know?
Thanks, and I can hardly wait for your new tutorials.
Take Drawing Classes that involve drawing the Figure. (human body) They should also cover Perspective. Everything in drawing covers perspective in some way. But most importantly, drawing the human figure will teach you the basics. Use a medium like Conte Crayon/Charcoal -- it helps you learn tone better.
Basically, take Drawing classes. I only took 1 college drawing class-- and I knew these principals beforehand by studying the world around me and drawing the truth (what is really there)
Awesome! The part I find most interesting is how to create different variations of grey (especially since that's something I was never actually taught in school or anything).
And all of this is good to refer to, whether you've previously learnt it or not. You've explained everything well and it's easy enough to follow, and I'm sure it'll be useful to a lot of people! (hey, I always find this stuff useful )
Well although I knew what you have explained here, I still think it's a very useufl tutorial, because you got the basics that are necessary for more advanced color theory... Lesson 2, shall we cal it? Anyways, I also find your way of explaining very understandable, which is good for when you're making a tutorial. Can't wait to see more! these should prove to be useful for everyone!
Wow. This is a great tute. I knew a little of this (which is surprising never took an art class in my life). I think I am realizing my biggest flaw when it comes to colored pencils: forgetting the compliment color and not enough layers.