Exploring Color: Color Theory and Application

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveller

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11 Videos (58m)
    • Intro

    • Basic Terms

    • The Color Wheel

    • Color Harmonies

    • Color Theory in our World

    • Psychology of Color

    • Making a Simple Color Palette

    • Using a Color Palette

    • Choosing Colors Intuitively

    • Assignment

    • Final Thoughts


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/

7 of 8 students recommendSee All

This a good start for getting to know smoothly about the colour theory but lacks good examples, both good and bad. More depth to the theory would be nice
Xav Brr

total beginner

Basic information about color theory and the emotions evoked by different color palettes. I am a self-taught artist and have been looking for classes and books on color theory to learn how to use color in a more meaningful and thoughtful way. This class gave me a great base understanding. :) Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me!
Alina Roque

aspiring illustrator





Michelle Tabares

Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveller