Color Theory for Artists: A Complete Beginner's Guide - PART 1

Patricia Caldeira, Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer

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8 Videos (33m)
    • Welcome and Course Overview!

      1:12
    • Color Scheme Resources

      10:02
    • Guiding the Viewer with Color

      8:30
    • RGB vs CMYK - When to Use Each

      4:34
    • The Color Wheel - All You Need To Know

      3:37
    • Fun Assignment Time!

      0:49
    • EXTRA: My Step by Step Assignment

      2:52
    • Conclusion For Now! Part 2 Soon!

      1:08
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About This Class

Master Color Theory from the ground up, improve your artwork ten-fold! Learn how to give intensity and mood to your Art.

Make your artwork stand out by using Color Theory correctly!

What's this Class about?

This Class is all about explaining Color Theory in a very simple, but thorough way! So if you're a complete beginner to color theory or you already know a bit about it, this is the Class for you. 

This is the first part of 2 classes on Color Theory.

We'll be going through all the basics, from the importance of color, the definition of Hue, Saturation, Value and how to use them in full, all the way to expressing emotion with Color and all the Color Harmonies you need to know about. 

By the end of the class, you'll be able to create better and more expressive Art using Color.

Whether you're a game artist, photographer, designer, programmer or anything similar, you'll get a lot of value with this class by learning Color Theory.

I'm here to Help You

If you have any doubt or need any help, I'm here to clear it up. 

I'm a Designer and Artist with over 10 years of experience and I'm ready to answer your questions as soon as possible. There's also a helpful community in the class, so if you need any help I'm sure everyone else is also able to give you a hand!

Remember that if you feel stuck with any definition, one example that you didn't quite understand or something similar, I'm right here to help you out. So just use the Q&A section, and I'll get back to you right when I'm able.

Clear and Easy to Understand

There are no long videos with long sentences of definitions straight from Wikipedia here. 

I break down every single aspect of Color Theory to make it easier for you understand, along with a lot of helpful examples from pop culture that you may have already seen around! 

This will help you better understand everything that I'm talking about without being bored out of your mind while watching text slides one after the other.

Put your Skills to the Test

I'm also including practical assignments so that you can get your hands on your newly found skills right away. 

Put your skills to the test by practicing what you learn. I believe that this is the best way to understand ANY topic, by actually working on it.

I'll reply back to the assignments as soon as possible (normally between 24 and 72 hours) and tell you what went right and what went wrong with the assignment.

I'll go over it as many times as you need so that you can grow your skills!

Here's a taste of what we'll be talking about

  • Using the Right Color Schemes
  • Resources for Color Schemes and Palettes
  • Color Temperature
  • Color Harmonies
  • RGB vs CMYK and when to use each one
  • Creating Mood in your Art
  • Expressing Emotion with Color
  • and more!

This is the first part of 2 classes on Color Theory.

In this first part we'll tackle some great resources for you to use for your art, how to guide the viewer with color, the differences between RGB and CMYK, everything there is to know about the Color Wheel and more!

Everything that you need to know about Color Theory is right here.

Start watching now!

Cheers,

Patricia

UPDATE: Part 2 is now LIVE!

10 of 10 students recommendSee All

I would only recommend this class to someone who is completely clueless to color theory. While I personally didn't learn that much, I can see how this class can be helpful to others and I did learn a lot of new ways to practice techniques to help improve my art.
This is a VERY informative class! I learned so much about color, including when to use RGB vs CMYK. I love the Color Palette Prompt idea, as well. Thanks for a fab class!
Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

Great class for better understanding color!
Danielle Kinley Ryland

SP Designer, Owner of Tiger Tale Designs

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Patricia Caldeira

Illustrator | Digital Artist | Designer


Patricia Caldeira is a Freelancer Artist working in Illustration, Design and similar Artwork.

She graduated in Graphic Design and Multimedia and soon after started working on her own independent company "Don Corgi", doing work for several Streamers, Game Developers, Youtubers and even selling Cards and Social Media Icons at her Etsy Store.

You can find more about her and her work at Don Corgi's Portfolio Website.

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