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Lesson 1 : Color Wheel by Katmomma Lesson 1 : Color Wheel by Katmomma
If you don't know how to use the Color Wheel, then you won't know how Color Theory works ;)

You need to see this before I make a "blacks" tutorial.

I can't make this explanation any more basic.

Color Wheel --> [link]
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Corsicalynda Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The tips about the use of warm and cool colors were the most helpful to me.
Just like the tomato, banana and pear. (:
Thanks so much!
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grieving-lost-soul Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
:) Yet another of your resources I will refer to people. :D
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional Artist
haha thanks! :hug:
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grieving-lost-soul Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
nu prob.
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Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
So what about a plumb, blueberry or a blackberry? Because they're cool colors, you'd want to use a warm color as a compliment/shadow, but then wouldn't the shadow advance?
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Artist
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
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Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
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. :D
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aerinsol Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
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!
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Katmomma Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Artist
you are most welcome :hug: and I am glad I was able to help :D
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FyreQwyll Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Once again, thank you!
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