Color Masterclass: Simple Steps to Create Vivid Art

Victo Ngai, Illustrator

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19 Lessons (1h 36m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:47
    • 2. What We'll Cover

      6:49
    • 3. The Power and Pitfalls of Color

      5:53
    • 4. How to Talk About Color

      2:42
    • 5. Principle 1: Relativity

      3:16
    • 6. Principle 2: Consistency

      3:05
    • 7. Principle 3: Value Contrast

      4:13
    • 8. Principle 4: Accent Color

      3:20
    • 9. Principle 5: Ratio

      1:55
    • 10. Color at Work: Masterpieces

      6:44
    • 11. Color at Work: Client Project

      4:04
    • 12. Prepare Your Piece

      7:42
    • 13. “Steal” a Palette

      11:51
    • 14. Personalize Your Palette

      10:12
    • 15. Refine Your Palette

      10:48
    • 16. Finishing Touches

      7:02
    • 17. Export Your Piece

      3:00
    • 18. Final Thoughts

      0:41
    • 19. Explore More Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Share your color palette or finished piece!

Follow along with Victo's process to "steal" a color palette and apply it to your own sketch. To get started, choose a piece with a clear background, middle ground, and foreground, and pull it into your digital illustration program of choice.

As you work, consider:

  • What feeling do you want your piece to evoke?
  • Where did you look for color inspiration? What appeals to you about the palette you chose?
  • How many colors did you start with? How many did you end up with?
  • How are you using the principles of color to move viewers' eyes around your piece?

Whether you're gathering inspiration or you've already colored in your piece, share your progress in the project gallery. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

  

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