Color Theory for Illustrators: A Fun Beginner’s Guide to Creative Color | Brooke Glaser | Skillshare

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Brooke Glaser, Illustrator and Children's Designer

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16 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Color Theory for Illustrators: a Fun Beginner’s Guide to Creative Colour

      0:55
    • 2. Hue

      1:54
    • 3. Saturation

      2:02
    • 4. Value: the Most Crucial Part of Color

      7:33
    • 5. Fix Your Colors: 5 Common Color Mistakes

      8:44
    • 6. Shading with Color

      4:03
    • 7. Giveaway: Win a Year of Skillshare

      1:06
    • 8. Color Temperature

      1:46
    • 9. Mood, Emotion, & Implied Meanings of Color

      4:15
    • 10. Make Your Colors Pop/Direct People's Eyes

      2:18
    • 11. Color Harmonies: Recipes for Good Color Palettes

      7:14
    • 12. Creating Your OWN Color Palettes

      4:24
    • 13. That's Not the Color You Think It Is: How Color Tricks our Eyes

      2:56
    • 14. Printing & Scanning: Color in the Real World

      7:03
    • 15. Final Notes

      0:37
    • 16. Learn More

      0:16
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About This Class

Do you struggle to get the color in your art to look 'right'? Then this class is for you. Even the most simple drawings can look incredible with the right colors. This class is a fun, practical exploration of color theory. You'll learn:

  • how to shade with color
  • how to make your colors 'pop' and direct people's eyes
  • how to fix your colors when they don't feel like they're working
  • the 5 most common color stumbling blocks
  • how to pair colors together beautifully
  • how to choose evocative colors, to emphasize the mood you're trying to create
  • the important things you need to know about color in the real world, when you're printing and scanning

By the end of this class, you'll be pairing together beautiful colors and bringing new life to your art and illustrations.