Exploring Color: Color Theory and Application

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist and Illustrator

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11 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Intro

      2:47
    • 2. Basic Terms

      5:36
    • 3. The Color Wheel

      5:17
    • 4. Color Harmonies

      4:00
    • 5. Color Theory in our World

      8:29
    • 6. Psychology of Color

      7:10
    • 7. Making a Simple Color Palette

      8:49
    • 8. Using a Color Palette

      5:46
    • 9. Choosing Colors Intuitively

      7:20
    • 10. Assignment

      1:33
    • 11. Final Thoughts

      1:24
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Project Description

The three themes I choose for this sample project were "fun," "funky" and "somber." For "fun," I wanted to use colors that made me feel happy and energized (since that is what comes to mind with I think 'fun') - so I knew I would stick with a warm color palette. For "funky," I wanted to continue using vibrant, energetic colors but I wanted the colors to be a little cooler. The word "funky" makes me think of night clubs, dancing and letting loose - so I based my palette off of the electric, almost neon pink and purple colors I sometimes see associated with nightlife. For "somber," I wanted to go in an entirely different direction. I desaturated and cooled down the colors almost to the point of them being grey - since "somber" to me feels almost colorless but still cold.

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