Exploring Color: Color Theory and Application

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

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11 Videos (58m)
    • Intro

      2:47
    • Basic Terms

      5:36
    • The Color Wheel

      5:17
    • Color Harmonies

      4:00
    • Color Theory in our World

      8:29
    • Psychology of Color

      7:10
    • Making a Simple Color Palette

      8:49
    • Using a Color Palette

      5:46
    • Choosing Colors Intuitively

      7:20
    • Assignment

      1:33
    • Final Thoughts

      1:24

About This Class

Welcome! This is a class designed specially for beginners or anyone who wants a firmer grasp on the fundamentals of color theory and it's practical application. In this class, we're going to talk about how to apply color theory to your work so you can make thoughtful and informed color choices. This class also features two demonstrations where I explain my thought processes for selecting colors, since getting in the right headspace is crucial for seeing and choosing the right colors for your projects. The supplemental class material also features a glossary of key terms, tips and tricks, an overview of the color harmonies discussed in the video (and a few extra ones), a color wheel and two additional assignments (for those of you who want to get some extra practice in).

All music in this lesson courtesy of Podington Bear. http://www.podingtonbear.com/

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Michelle Tabares

Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

Hey, it's nice to meet you - I'm Michelle! I'm a cartoonist and illustrator that has lived all over sunny Florida, but I'm currently residing in Tampa. I graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor's in Graphic + Interactive Communication and a concentration in Graphic Narrative. I also studied comics for a year at the Sequential Artist's Workshop and hold several certifications from CalArts.

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