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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Pigments Basic - Colors and Pigment Classification

    • 3. Complementary Colors and Types of Black

    • 4. Pigment Basics - Primary Pigments

    • 5. Pigment Basics - Secondary Pigments

    • 6. Pigment Basics - Terciary Pigments

    • 7. Types of Contrast

    • 8. Types of Harmonies

    • 9. Color Schemes

    • 10. Color Properties and Meanings

    • 11. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Color Theory is a very mentioned theme between artists, considering that colors and contrasts are a really important part of the art process. Colors can reinforce the messages an illustration or design wants to send, and can show emotions on a very particular and subtle - but noticeable - way.

In this class, I'll teach the different aspects of Color Theory, from the pigment basics to the types of contrast and harmonies - and even the different types of the color black! Students will also be able to learn how the color wheel works and how to get the viewers attention to an specific part of the image. I will take students from the theory basics and guide them through the process of understanding colors and their own preferred color palette - and how to apply that to their illustrations or designs.



  • Pigment basics and types of black (chromatic and achromatic)
  • Types of contrasts (color contrast, tone contrast and temperature contrast)
  • Types of harmonies (monochromatic harmony and polychromatic harmony)
  • Color properties and meanings
  • Color Schemes

I’ll guide students from the theory basics to the actual application of these ideas, through the process of understanding how color works and also being able to identify their own preferred type of color palettes and how to successfully create them following the color theory ideas.


This class is geared towards people who like or work with manual art - such as illustrations, designs, letterings, collages - therefore, basic manual skills are recommended for this class - but not necessarily needed, since the only essential skill is creativity and the desire to make an artwork.

The Class Project will consist of making a (simple or complex, the student can choose) illustration or design, understanding the message you want to send and applying Color Theory to it.

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Lionheartedart - Isabella Renata

Freelance illustrator | Brazil, SP


Hello! I'm Isabella Renata, a brazilian freelance illustrator and character designer. I'm also known as Lionheartedart on social medias - especially on instagram, the social media I use the most and where I have my bigger following base, around 16k followers. I love to draw themes related to cyberpunk and technology in general, especially when I can mix that with lots of nature elements and interesting characters. I also love to draw animals, and I lean a lot towards scientific illustration sometimes! I use mostly traditional medias to produce my work, especially watercolour and gouache.

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1. Introduction: all right. Hi, everyone, and welcome to call her to re administration. Disclosed feature. Different aspect. Some market research is human Basic steps of contrasts and harmonies Property keys. I'll take you through the process of understanding callers, jewels, your color palettes and what sensations your your illustration are designed universes for weight and how to highlight important part of administration in order to guys. The viewers eyes using holders use skills not only in the class project, which is a finish, it illustration our son, but also in all your next works enable the use of color. My name is Isabel, and I'm a freelance illustrator and character designer, also known as Little Hard to guard on social media. I always loved arts and have been studied for a few years in 2000 and 17 excited to make it my work, too, and I love to share what I know and learn new skills and techniques to the media's to work with her watercolors, Wash and tolerate ensues. There's a really prior know ledge that is required for this class, but he just go to have at least familiarity with heart B. It's wrong or illustrating making liberals are designs this class will we build before any media or technique That, and of course, creativity disguises. Great for anyone interested in art in 18. No matter if you're a hall based or professional, the use of color something very present in art. Learning how to understand in a blind the colors is a great thing because it allows you to be more salt. A lawyer creation process. Thoughtful Although your art process you understand your color choices better until it becomes basically intuitive. You will learn to use caller in a way that will allow you to think about what sensations, why you want people to look at first on our creation. Many other things. For example, these off interest and harmony for highlighting certain limits are aspect in the different types of Blake and holding work home with other colors. In this class, you'll be able to use your understanding off. All around our necks are towards best sensations and messages in your art. Much more Savoy sites also being able to create a whole new color palettes quick, your you'll also have made on the class project your own finishing art work. Basing on this acquired knowledge, Thank you for watching Let's get started 2. Pigments Basic - Colors and Pigment Classification: hi, everyone. And welcome to the first lesson of color theory. An illustration in this first last one will be talking about pigment basics in their categories. To make things easier, I'll divide this lesson in a few topics, which are how we see color big man classifications and they burn and start big price project explanation. So here's a very brief explanation about how we see color. While I basically contains all wavelengths, that is frequencies so it involves all the colors when light falls on an object, lighting it up and make it possible for us to see it all. The color frequencies are absorbed by the object except the ones that match the actual collars off that object. That means that if on objectives read, it will absorb all the color frequencies that are in red. The red frequency would be reflected in the captured by our icons, and that's what happens when we see color. It's nice to remember again that the white light contains all the colors, in contrast to the black color, which is the absence of visible light. That's why black clothes heat up faster and summer, since black is the absence of light, and therefore there is no color to be reflected to our eyes. All the wavelengths are absorbed by it making war. This is important so we can get to our next point to start talking about big man classifications. Let's keep in mind the information that color in pigment are considering two different things. Pigment is not color. It's the material that dies. A surface a certain color and, depending on the chemical material, makes it in the pigment. It can give different results, including a results different off a show happen. I've heard into the color theory. For example, according to the color terry the primary pigments makes, it should result in a chromatic black. We'll talk more about that in another class. If the pigment is impure and has been mixed in with other chemical products, the mix of the primary pigments might not result in black. So let's go to the big man classifications. Big Mons air divided into categories Chromatic in a chromatic white, black and race are a chromatic because they don't contain color. Note that this means that the white pigment is different than the white collar or like because it doesn't contain any color. While the white light contains all the colors, all the other pigments are chromatic, and these are classifications in tree main categories. Primary, secondary and tertiary. Since the chromatic pigments have the wrong materialization of talking about them on the next licence, however, it is lessened dissonance. Here. Let's go to the bonus topic for the class project. I'll give a brief explanation or Water class project is in whites. Nice to participate in it. The class project will consist of making a simple or complex you can choose illustration and design using the knowledge you acquire doing this license. It will be about applying the color terry to your piece for being more talk to people about the color choosen process and about how you can improve your our goals and messages using this knowledge. I know that this finish your work can be literally anything that involves the use of pigments and colors. In general, you can make an illustration or during you can make the lettering you could make a design. The only important thing is that the final project is made to be the presence off colors and manually and yes, this off course includes digital work, although I do recommend working with traditional media in order to understand the pigments better. I have divided the class project into four simple steps that you can check in class description before now we'll be talking about the first steps. Only one introduced herself in your articles. By the end of its lesson, a few freaking to reduce yourself here, tell us a bit about your art goes if you're a hobbyist, or if you work with art and sheriff awards about what are it means to you and also feel free to share. A few pictures are are links to some of their work. If you want to get started on the second step to this is also already possible. The second step is to blender. Illustration are designed for the project. Start thinking about what you want your project to be. Plainer illustration. Lettering or design. Think about why you want to draw in a personal tip. I give you this. Make some now use. They're supposed to busy mall on concern it's kids just so you can have an idea of the positioning of everything on her piece. Also, keep in mind something important here. Noted down a few relevant answers to the following things wasn't sections or emotions you want your piece to involve. Common is warmth or maybe action and energy, where you want the focus of the illustration to be. Maybe you want the focus to be on a certain morgan, a lettering on or illness, hurting character on an illustration or a certain object on a design. Or maybe you don't want your piece to have in a specific focus. Write down your answers. They would be very useful leader. Then you have your basis catching ideas in a specification. Zo, prepare it. In Planet I feel also free to share this dogs in planning here by participates he on the class project, you'll get the chance to share our learning process with other students. Besides being able to receive guidance and feedback on your process and also fixing more off what you have learned. That's why it's super recommended to be a part of the class project. So this has offered his lesson. I hope you're enjoying it since you on the next lesson by 3. Complementary Colors and Types of Black: Welcome back. In this lesson, we'll be talking about a few important concepts that we need to know before I moved to learning about the types of chromatic pigments. This concepts are the types of the color Blake and complementary colors. Let's start with the 1st 1 There are two types of black that you can apply to her artwork, dramatic in the chromatic. The difference between them is easy, keeping minds that by mixing the trip primary colors, you should get black if you're using quality paints re pure pigments all explain these with details on the next lesson. Anyway, that is the core Matic black. The black color that's not made by using those pigments is called a chromatic black. It might not be that easy to spot the difference that force. But once you apply it to your color palette and compare it to the chromatic black, you see the chromatic black Carmona's is very well. We looked with other colors in chromatic payments. Basically evil Urman is better with your color palettes. The a chromatic black, however, Zerman eyes is when used in combination with other colors in a color palette, and that's because this type of black doesn't contain color. In this piece of mine, you can see the difference. I have used the chromatic black on the characters, shirts and superior part of her shoes. The bottom of her shoe, however, was painted with a chromatic black. I use it both in this situation because they really wanted to see the practical difference between them in an artwork. See, I don't believe that there are rules to make your heart if we want to use any chromatic black along with other colors, to cause dissonance in the color palette that's completely valid. However, if you want to harmonize and use the color black in a way that it fits in your color Pettitte, it's better to choose the chromatic black. For that, the chromatic black is made by mixing the primary payments perfectly that is, using equal parts of each pigment. Now that we know there's let's go to the complainant Terry colors. The complementary part of something is always what's missing to complete in charity of it in color Terry, then charity can be defined it as the primary colors. Therefore, when one off those primary colors are present, only the other Chu to complement the totality of the colors. We can see what that means here. Complementary colors will always be opposed to each other in the color star or real. You'll learn more people died on the next licence. Purple, which is blue magenta together, is the complimentary color of yellow orange, which is yellow. Plus magenta is the complimentary color of Luke. And finally green, which is yellow, plays blue is the complimentary color of budget. This is it for today. In the next, lessons will be finally learning about the types of chromatic pigments. Primary secondary, inter Sherry. Don't forget to check out the class project and sharp Peter of yourself with me and other students. If you want to, you can also already start the first shoe stepped if you want to. From our information, just check out the class projects. Pip. Thank you for watching. See you next 4. Pigment Basics - Primary Pigments: in this lesson of color. Terrian illustration. We return to the pigment classifications we talking about on myself. We saw the pigments are divided into two categories. A chromatic incremental that a chromatic ones consist of pigments that doesn't contain colder, such as white, black and race. And the chromatic once consist of all the other pigments that contain called her. Now, in this lesson, we will talk more about the chromatic pigments. They have the or categorization, and that's why I have decided to explain him on separate lessons so I can give more attention to the subject. I only talk about the primary ones. In this lesson. The secondary in tertiary will have their own lessons so I can give as many and for responsible, just keep in mind. The chromatic arguments are divided into primary, secondary and tertiary. The primary pigments are defined it as the pigments that can't be over. Tainted by mixing other pigments. They're considered the tree pure pigments, cadmium, yellow, ultra marine, blue and magenta red. Not something very important here. The primary red is magenta red, not catch a minaret. You can see the difference here. Remember, we learn it before by mixing the tree permitted colors. You should get Blake if you're using quality paint. Re pure pigments. If you're using arguments with other chemical materials, makes it in the pigments. You might not get the exact colors by mixing as expected, according to the color theory. Personally, I believe that there are no rules to art, so if it's your intention, are okay for you to not get the exact colors as expected by makes you go for it. However, keep in mind that pure pigments can make the pain last longer and with more quality, and that if you want to keep the color terry in mind when using colors, it's nice to get to know how the pure payments work or how they should work. According to Terry, the importance of keeping these things in mind can be explaining. Using the erratic, simple Katima red has a bit of yellow in it, and if you use it as a primary color instead of the magenta red, your secondary color might get muddy. That's because they mix in the tree primary colors as we saw, we get black, so imagine you're mixing Katamon read, and you will note from a rainy blue so you can get purple since catch me in red already has a bitch of yellow. In it, you'll be putting yellow into this mixture as well, causing the purple to get muddy or unsaturated. However, this can be used it and proposed to. Of course, if you want the purple, for example, to be more saturated in order to draw more attention to another, more saturated color in the peace, mixing a bit of yellow in it is the greatest strategy. Just keep in mind that if her intention is to get the pure purple color, you should use magenta. Read the actual primary right. So with the trip primary pigments, you can produce any color by mixing, and by also using white or black, you can also beating any tense or tone. Also, quick explanation. That's nice. You know who's 10 stones and shades? He was mean any color on the color blue. Since the color wheel doesn't involve a black and white, those colors are in tools. Teens me basically adding white to any who won the color will lightening the color. A tone is about adding race that is both black and white to any who on the color wheel shades are about adding black to any who want to color room, darkening the color important. The difference between who and color is the color is a more general term used to describe any you changed tone or shade, that is all the expensive vacations included. Why? Who were fares only to the dominant color family. See a shaded center or Tony magenta Red is the color the who is simply red. Teams that magenta red were was looting pink, for example. But the who were means right. I'll provide bar links and information on subject here in this clay, so just check the resources in the class project step. By the way, don't forget to start a class project if you haven't yet by participating on, the project will be able to receive guidance and feedback from me. Besides also sharing our process with other students off this class, we don't know let you have games so far, you're already able to complete the 1st 2 steps off the project. Remember that the step chew, which is illustration planning, involves thinking about how you want your colors to influence on your artwork. what sensations you wanted to have, where you want to the focus to be at its centre, write those things down and to start sketching. I can't wait to see what you're preparing. Thank you for watching issue in the next lesson. 5. Pigment Basics - Secondary Pigments: in the last lesson, we learned the motive. Primary pigments. So let's go to the second classifications of the chromatic pigments. The secondary pigments. As you might know, Ah, secondary color is obtained by mixing true primary colors yellow and red, resulting orangey red and blue. Or is it in purple and blue in yellow in green? Something important to know before I move forward, this is what we call the color star, also called triangle or wheel. Very. Use a phone, remembering how the pigments makes with each other. However, if you ward is my prefer to go with, try and go because differently from the color star, it includes great or brown tones, which are the predominant colors in the world. We'll get back to this later, but keep in mind that there is no rules for which one issue use. So my adapt better to the color stars in order to to go with triangles. And, of course, there are many other ways to analyse callers. I have mentioned some of the males. We mentioned it the color start our lesson shoe, and as we can see again, the complementary colors are opposed to each other. Let's go back to the Color Star. Make him one is very useful in this process because it will be a guide for the big man mixture process, and you'll be able to see the results in that makes it easier. Primary and secondary pigments. They're called saturated when they using in a pure state that is with a mixing white, black or other colors. Also keep in mind. We'll be talking about a few moments before, in his lesson, using primary colors that are already make sitting with a bit off another primary color. Katzman red or greenish yellow, for example to produce secondary colors might get a few colors too saturated or muddy due to defect over the tree permit colors being present in the Final Caller. Now that we know about all of these, we can recap what we have seen so far. We talked about the pigment classifications as a chromatic and chromatic in Lesson one, and in this close in the last one, we have entered the conservative chromatic pigments by knowing how their classifications as primary, secondary and tertiary and learning more about the shoe force categories. We learned more about tertiary colors in the next licence. Don't forget about the Christ Project, by the way, sharing illustration Planning with us and also the next train aficionado Xer said there would be super nicest with the knowledge gaining on this lesson, trying to make a core star or go west rental to get more familiar with the pigments. And if you do share a picture of its here too, this exercise can be made with watercolors, gouache or even tolerate pencils. Also, the force and second options are more recommended for this first approach. Thank you for watching. See you next. 6. Pigment Basics - Terciary Pigments: in this lesson, we will resume our study off chromatic pigments, and now we're going to talk about it. Tell sherry colors. The tertiary colors are variations of the dramatic black that we learn about in lesson shoes. That's because they were obtained by mixing complementary colors over mixing to secondary colors with each other, and therefore you have the tree primary colors in his mixtures. When you make these, make sure is you'll get those variations of the chromatic black dramatic race. Remember that we get chromatic black only when we makes the tree primary colors and equal or very similar parts. Therefore, other mixtures involved. The primary colors, but not in equal parts will no result him like but instead in Greece or bras banged away. Bronze are technically considered chromatic raise as well, and that's because they can be obtained it in two ways. By mixing or engineering, resulting in the color sienna or by mixing purple in orange. Resulting weren't sienna. Basically, we cannot between six tertiary colors by mixing blue and orange, yellow and purple, my gentleman green partnering orange and green and orange and purple. These colors are extremely important in color harmony because they will be called neutral core alors, and therefore they create contrast with other colors, and that means that they emphasized them. They don't call that much attention by the primary a secondary colors, and most of the time they aren't really perceiving around this. Their sherry colors give her eyes arrest of to reap, receive contrasts, and that's essential to keep the color. Harmony in an artwork or perception of colleges is very symbolic. Everything kabbadi when we think off colors. Most of the time we think of different scholars like the primary and secondary ones, and we feed the colors around those in that concept. For example, think about a tree. We usually say the trees are green, right? We're not pointing on the predominance color were pointing on the color that stands out in a chewing in the world around us. Most of the colors are chromatic race their sherry in neutral and not the on the real round . A look around. Look at all the whites that are really whites but bright chromatic careens. Instead. Look at Brown's oh so nature. The tertiary colors well arises the primary and secondary colors, and that also happens in art so we can conclude the tertiary colors airway for highlighting the primary and secondary colors in your core pellet. Once a teacher of mine told me something that's very true. The colors that stand out the most in a piece are the colors that appeared, the less we make the colors around. It enhanced the color that we want to be the focus. Another way cheap. Remember the gorgeous triangle. They can give you the exact solution for that, but you're raising a few parts of the triangle. We can know what colors you need in order to highlight a setting color we want. For example. Look, if I want the main color to yellow, I can use this colors right here and make them predominance so they help the color yellow to stand out. That's all for this lesson. Now we have successfully completed the pigment basics part of this class. We're learning about the classifications of chromatic pigments, and now we can move to learning about contrast in our monies and household detained them. Don't forget about the class project, by the way, you can already started by following the simple steps in the class project type of this class by now. You're already able to sucessfully planner illustration in the war Are your ideas for the project and shredded here? Think about the important parts of her piece. One more you wanted to have and starts catching it and making some nails. And few more than free to share them here with other students. When in recent me. So I can also give feedbacks and help. Thank you for watching. See you next. 7. Types of Contrast: since we have already finished our studies on the pigment basics, the tax off black and complementary colors, we cannot move into the types of contrast. In this lesson of approach to the treatment types of contrast, they are color contrast tone contrast in temperature contrast we can define contrast as the state of being clearly different from something else, which apply it to color. Theory is the difference in lighting or color that makes an object? Is the strings trouble from another world? Now let's go to the color core interest when we say that an artwork is very colorful, usually mean that we perceive lots of color contrasts and not necessarily lots of colors. The color contrast is a difference between two incompatible colors, causing a visual vibration. When these difference are visual shock, their civilian, many with my perceive it colored is our money. However, if we used this contrasts in the world control it quantity, they will provide more life in harmonic vibrations to our work. These types of contrasts are only present in primary and secondary colors in different degrees, so keep that in mind. Remember the deter sherry colors are natural colors, therefore they provide harmony instead of contrast. Calder contrast is divided into high medium and local interest. The high contrast happens in two situations between a primary color in its complementary color. For example, red and green or blue and orange, or between two secondary colors. For example, orange and purple are green and orange. The high contrast is very fleshy, so usually apply it in the little quantity unless intended on the rise. The medium contrast happens from using shell primary colors in your color ballot, for example, red and yellow or blue and red. This is also a very visible contrast, so it's usually applied with moderation. The low contrast happens between a primary color in the secondary color that is in the complainant everyone. As examples, we have yellow and orange, red and purple, orange and red and blue and green. There's an exception for this, however. The contrast between yellow and green is similar to the contrast between two primary colors that is in medium contrast, and that's because bring behaves almost like a primary color. The local interest allows us to use more colors without losing the harmony note. When one or both contrasting colors are bright in it or darkened. The contrast reduces now with the color saturated or pure. The contrast were Chizik, its maximum. Now we can move to the tonal contrast you might know. The bright tones contrast with doctors in March. That's what we call value, the lightness or darkness of turns or colors. The same happens. We callers. Bright colors contrasts with our callers. You can apply this type of contrasts by simply lightening or darkening a color. There's also another way to analyze this. Their collars that are considerate, naturally bright in colors they're considering naturally. Dark examples of bright colors are yellow, orange and yellowish green, and examples of dark colors are red, purple, blue in agree. And finally, there are temperature contrasts. They happen between warm and cold colors, yellow, orange and ran our warm colors because we associate them with things that are warm, such as the sun or the fire, blue green and poor, poor, cold callers. They make a stink off the water and sky, the freshness of nature and is no this type of contrast differently from the color contrasts include tertiary colors. That's because chromatic race, which Arthur sherry colors can also be warmer cold, depending on which colors predominant in the mixture. For example, if you mix yellow and purple to get a chromatic rate, the group be warmer if he has more yellow in colder if it has more purple. Also, quick tip A called color becomes warmer if a little bit of his complimentary color is added . And that also happens with warm colors becoming colder as you had its complementary color. For example, if you had a bit of orange to blue, the blue becomes a little bit warmer and harmonizes better with the other warm colors. That's it for this lesson, we now so it's fully know the main types of color contrasts. Number can move to the third step of the class project. Keep doing your creation process of your illustration or design and chariot with us. Remember that now you have a next ring full. Knowing the contrast is allows you to apply them in order to highlight Sercan. Aspect off your artwork. If you want, for example, a character to be the main focus of your illustration, you cannot choose what type of contrast Europe I in order to make it more visible and draw the viewers attention to it if you're free to share a progress on your color palette choosing and that's for feedback to thank you for watching see you on the next lesson. 8. Types of Harmonies: Now that we know about the color contrast, we can move to the color harmonies in this lesson of recovering the two basic types of color harmony. They are monochromatic in poorly chromatic keeping minded. There are also types of colors canes, which will see on the next lesson reminder before we get started. Remember the concepts we already learned before Hugh Sand Tone and Shade Team Thing is that in white stoning is that in great and shading is setting black. Remember the hue and color and different things. Color is the total combinations of hue owner. Certain scenes toner shed such a shaded red or tainted great, while Hugh is only about the dominant color family on the color wheel, the morning chromatic harmony, as the name say's, is a color. Her money with only one Hugh but also 18th sewn and shade off the same Hugh. It's what we usually call using different terms off the same color. This type of our money allows us to using greater quantity of a primary or secondary color because the monochromatic harmony doesn't have color or temperature contrasts Onley tone contrast, that is, if it's brighter or darker, the absence of contrast allows doing the appreciation of a single color. An example of this is this piece called a frontage, made by the Brazilian artist Philip Hollowell. The majority of the artwork was painting using tertiary colors. Ladies neutral colors off the same Hugh. But on different talks, you can see that the color green is very valued on this painting, even though it's a color that appears less. Using monochromatic harmony is not only a good tactic to call attention to another color that you want to be the most important one, but also to create space between the color contrast, giving the viewers eyes time to rest before looking at the next contrast. Off course. You can also use color contrast excessively if you want to, but its good super Curtis along and find out what color contrasts suits your intentions better. You can, for example, quick psychedelic effects by using lots of color contrasts in a certain way. And here's a tip. The terms of any colors intense fired, especially if they're saturated when painted over a background of its complementary color. Now let's get to the pulley chromatic harmony. We can basically say that the tone contrasts in temperature contrast also accord on public chromatic harmony. But also I didn't call her contrasts. As the name says, the police chromatic harmonies. When lots of callers from all over on the color wheel are used, we can say that that's the oppose it off monochrome. It's harmony. At first. It may be a bit difficult to understand it fully chromatic harmony and how to use many colors in an R Monica way. But that's exactly what we're going to study in color schemes On the next lesson. Remember to keep doing your class project and sharing it here not only with other students , but also with me. A tip I gave Is that the color you want to be the most important morning or class project can use going to be the one that will appear the lives as we sit. However, the colors around it should help to draw attention to the parts where that important colors appears. That's it for this lesson. Siew next 9. Color Schemes: Now that we know what are the types of contrasts and harmonies, it's time I get to learn about colors. Kids. There are a few basic and very user techniques for creating color scheme, and you might have heard about them before. They're analogous. Compliment Terry split compliments very near complementary Triad IQ to tragic in analogous complimentary. I'll explain them in details. In this lesson, we should also remember the monochromatic and police Committee. Harmonies are also considering color skins, but we have already talking about that. Before we get started, I need to say that I have left a few useful links on this subject in the resources on the class projects type off this quest. Besides, I also leave a link to adult color, a fantastic website from a job that allows you to trade color palettes based on the color skins. So let's go to the explanations. Let's start with analogous color schemes. Analogous colors are also called edge isn't and they happen when we used three or mark holders that sit next to each other on the color wheel. They're very harmonic, so they usually match very well and we can often see it happening in nature. You might also want to add enough contrast when he chose this. Colors came by choosing one color to be more of a Nexen when compared to the other colors. Next, complementary color schemes. We already learned about them in the beginning of the class, so let's just recap it. Complementary colors at the exact oppose it to each other on the color wheel. As we know this covers came is a type of color contrasts. Therefore, it's very vibrant and good to manage it well. Think it's since it's tricky to use it a lot, explica implement. Terry's visit on the complementary colors came, but this time, using treat colors, we split the complementary color into the two holes on either side of it. Basically, you choose the base caller and the other two colors and just into its complementary color. This is Kim is also very verbal in contrasting, but it has less. Station is a good choice for plenty color palette because it's hard to mess it up. Near complementary is also based on the complementary scheme. This time, it's about choosing color and combining it with the color that's next to its complement. Terry For example, read in line Try attic color schemes are the ones that use three colors that are equally spaces on the color. They tend to be a bit vibrance, even if you use more saturated colors. You can use this color scheme in a more harmonised weight if you balance them well. Using one color is the dominant one and using the others lace as accents to the bees. The tragic holders Kims are also called Rick Tingler schemes. They use four colors. Arrange it into two pairs of complementary colors. This is also a type of scheme that works better if you use one. Color is the dominant one, and it offers many possibilities in this type of color skin. It's good to be careful to keep the balance between warm and cold callers. The Squire color scheme is similar to the two tragic or rectangular, but this time all four colors are equally space. It on the color with. It also works better by letting one color be the dominant one. And like the rectangle risking, it's good to pay attention to the balance between warm and cold colors. And finally, the analogous complementary colors came this one is about using tree analogous colors, plus the compliment. Terry one off the middle analogous color. As you can see here, this is a four disc less now that uses fully know about the different types of color schemes you were fully prepared to choose the color palette For illustration. Feel free to use the resources such as adobe color and share your color palette, widows and how you plan to use it on your artwork. Thank you for what chance do you next? 10. Color Properties and Meanings: now to finally finish learning the basic concepts off color, teary. It's time we talk about color properties in their meetings. Keep something in mind regarding this lesson. The things we'll talk about here shouldn't be taken as rules. When you chose the colors you're going to use, they're merrily a guidance to help on our choosing process. When we talk about color properties in color meanings, we talk about the general idea and sensation that they may pass to people. And that's exactly why we shouldn't take it. As a rule, different people can have different personal relations and associations regarding colors. And the same happens to Q. Teachers equal remaining something in their culture but have a complete different meaning in another culture. For example, in Western futures, the color white generally means purity in peace, while in some Asian countries like China discolor, Kim represent death and mourning. This is why you don't have to take this meanings as rules. I just use them as guides to help you choose Calder's base it on what emotions or sensations you want your piece to show and remember that you can also choose colors basically on our own personal relations to the color off course. A few associations maybe present usually such as blue, to represent cold sensation like on artwork. A visit on winter or red and orange trip is in a warm sensation, but at the end there are no rules to make it early techniques that help us through the creation process. That being said, we cannot start learning about a few general meanings and properties off the colors. Remember that this is visit on a general view off the Western culture and on the usual meaning off the colors in these futures. Based on that, we can consider that the color skin transmit energy and therefore can be archetypal symbols . The use of colors can impact from the emotional climate sovereign artwork. And this is a resource very using in advertising, merchandising, intent to influence the emotional states off the person who's very it, because in the same way the colors can be warmer called, they can also usually transmit communists or excitement. Briefly, we can make some quick associations between the colors and the usual me yellow transmits energy, and it reminds us off this son, no one can express a lot of emotive Innis because he refers to fighter. Some say that they can a dangerous collar to be using med rooms or customer service places because it's a very energetic color that agitates people on the other side. It's the color that can encourage the appetite and energizes those where balance it red is a passionate color associated with the heart and with blood also not being recommended in places that should be common. Armani, like he didn't room, for example, red colors or hearing a character, for example, can indicate a motive in Is or oven aggressive behavior. Broth reminds us off the earth so it's cozy and its associated with safety instability. Blue is a rest for color, considering the calmest of them in the less emotional one, because it's called any reminds us of water, and the sky green transmits every special sensations being unassociated with nature. It's also related to health, and if it's very bright, it's usually indicated for clinics and medical office. Purple is usually considered a very mystic and introspective color, but also noble Mosul, because in the old days it was a rare color, making very difficult to be made black. Most of Western futures is usually considered a negative color associated with death and darkness, but it can also be luxurious color, it observes, delight white. Also in most Western cultures, it, as it's important to remember, is usually considerate. A color that transmits piece impurity it reflects is old delight. Being is usually considering a lucid, an innocent color. And finally, silver and gold are Calder's associated with wealth, silver being cold in a gold being warm in exuberant. That's it for the color properties in their meetings. I know that you know all of this. It's time to finally applied. The less details are changes to your controls and color palettes for finish it bees after finishing it and deciding more colors will be present in their artwork. For the class project, it's time to get started with the coloring. Feel more than free to share your thoughts, decision and processes and sugar. Final work with those owns, you have finish it. Remember that color theory is a very helpful technique and knowledge, but you don't have to follow it as a rule. All the time being talked for is important, but feeling the process is also equally relevant. Thank you for watching 11. Final Thoughts: well done. You have to just finish a disclose and you're ready to apply all of your color terry knowledge to your illustrations and designs. Lettering Czar Any manual art that involve using color. Remember that it's very important to keep a plane this knowledge and experimenting with callers in this person's of understanding colors and understanding or preferred color palette. It's normal to have highs. Animals Sometimes you might know, like a certain color palettes who made are made something the process when wrong. But remember to never give up. First of all, it's important to know. Forget the wise words from Jake Parker. Finish it not perfect. Don't give up in the middle of the wages because it doesn't look how you expected. It's you look. Sometimes we can work things out, and if you don't manage to do it, it's OK. We can start something new. Secondly, only with practice you'll be able to choose colors and make beautiful pellets easier. You dont gets easier and easier into. It's like second nature for you. So keep on practicing always, even nice to struggle with callers sometimes, and that's the fun thing. Being an artist, we can always improve the things we know and learn new things. It's a never ending process, and that's amazing. Another great tool to learn is observing the colors and sensations around this. I also encourage you a lot to finish your class project and uploaded to the product gallery . Not only you be able to share processes with other students and also check out the work of them too. But you also have the chance to get feedback not only from the callous community, but also for me. Thank you so much for taking this class, and I can't wait to see our finished projects.