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Colouring! Level Up Your Adult Colouring Game

teacher avatar Kristy Boisvert, Illustrator and Art Teacher

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      What We'll Learn


    • 2.

      Project Overview


    • 3.



    • 4.



    • 5.

      Activity #1 Mark Making


    • 6.

      Activity #2 Layering and Blending


    • 7.

      Activity #3 Eraser Highlights and Patterns


    • 8.

      Activity #4 Choosing a Colour Palette


    • 9.

      It's time to Colour - Project Time!!


    • 10.

      Final Thoughts - You're Awesome


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Colour Like You've Never Coloured Before!

Hello! My name is Kristy! I'm an illustrator/art teacher and lately the coolest thing I've been working on is creating colouring books. Which, is why I decided to do a short lesson on colouring, a little bit of colour theory but, mostly it will be about maximizing the range of colours and tones my students can achieve with a regular set of pencil crayons! This is a class is appropriate for beginners and anyone interested in drawing and colouring. Colouring has become more and more popular among adults, which is amazing! What a lot of people don't realize is that even when they are colouring in a colouring book there is still room to really stretch those creative muscles. 

I am going to be talking about choosing the right materials for your needs, I'll be giving you some exercises so you can practice some techniques that I'll give you and ultimately use in your final artwork. I will also be providing some free printable colouring pages in the resources section of the class. 

As an artist and an art teacher I firmly believe that everyone is a creative thinker and we all have an innate need to be makers. Unfortunately, a lot of people start believing somewhere along the way that they are not "good" enough to be artists. The reality is that there is space for all of us to be artists in our own way, which is why colouring is so amazing. It feels great to do it and it's the perfect activity if you want to dip your toe into the world of art before taking the dive.

Hope to see you in class! 

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Kristy Boisvert

Illustrator and Art Teacher


My name is Kristy, I'm an illustrator and art teacher. I live in Montreal and I have studied photography, illustration, and art education. Most recently I founded my first company, we design colouring books, greeting cards, postcards, and other bits and bobs.

All I have ever really wanted to be is an artist and it is my absolute privilege to be able to share my passion and skill with my students. I am also so lucky to live in, what I consider, one of the most artistic and inspiring cities in Canada.

Right now I am absolutely obsessed with designing colouring books, I love that it gives me the opportunity to collaborate with so many people and hopefully provide people with a stepping stone into artistic expression.

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1. What We'll Learn: Hi, My name's Kristi over, and I'll be your skill share teacher for this course on coloring in life. I'm an illustrator in an art teacher. I'm still lucky to be able to have such amazing creative careers. They really play off each other in a fun way on. And I'm glad that I have this opportunity to share some, uh, some skills and techniques of huge day. So recently. In the past two years, I've been creating coloring books, which I saw online. It's been so much fun to see people enjoying the work and really collaborating with me in a way on these illustrations. And I love seeing people colored stuff in, and they send it back to me. And it's such a great feeling that I really wanted to be able Teoh share that with you today and hopefully help you get the most out of coloring, which is turning into such a popular pastime. And I really believe that it's a stepping stone into further creativity and really living a great creative life. So in our class today, we're going to cover the different tools that you can use for coloring the different kinds of pencil crowns that are out there what kind of paper you should be using if you're printing your own instead of buying coloring books. Uh, because there's a lot of stuff that you can get online for free, uh, that you can print out in color and really have a nice, inexpensive pastime and creative outlet. We're also gonna be looking at different techniques for pencil coloring, including layering and blending and choosing a palette that works for for the artwork and really giving yourself at a lot of space to be creative and to really enjoy the process. And Teoh really sink your teeth into this creativity, even if you don't do any coloring in your life or any artwork. This is a really amazing, amazing way for anybody, really anybody Teoh to start being creative and take that first step. And really, creativity can be good for anything that you do in your life. Whether you're an accountant or in I T. Or anything like that, creativity can translate to all sorts of out of the box thinking and really give you a flexible way of thinking. So the project is getting really simple. You're gonna be coloring in some coloring pages. You could do more than one if you like. They will be available in the project resources so that you don't have to do anything special to get them. You just have Teoh double them and print them out. I will talk about what the best way is. Teoh process. And if you could share them with the group, that would be amazing. I'm sure that you were gonna be super super happy with the with the results and with the techniques that you're gonna learn. So hopefully you'll choose to enroll in the class and we'll see you in the first part of the course. So thanks for listening, and I hope to see you there. 2. Project Overview: Hi again, everybody. Well, we're back here, uh, doing this coloring. Exercising super excited about it is in very gloomy gray day here. Montreal, which is actually the perfect day introducing coloring because we're going to bring some color back into our world. So just gonna talk to you a little bit about the project. It's really simple. You're gonna color in one form or color in pages. You'll have options on gonna teach you some activities. Um, that's gonna help you expand your, uh, your mark making abilities with color pencils. So we're gonna learn stippling hatching, cross hatching, stumbling back and forth technique. Andi overlaying burnishing and using varying pressure. I know that sounds like a lot, but I promise it isn't. It's gonna be really simple to get through, take you through it, step by step, and we're gonna have a lot of fun doing this so you can do it. We're gonna have a ton of fun, and it's not gonna take a long time. So, uh, let's get on with the show. 3. Materials: Okay, So this is the getting our stuff together. Part of the project. It's really important that you have all the things that you need at your fingertips. It's gonna help you enjoy the project a little bit more. If you're not searching around your house looking for that thing that you know that you have somewhere, Andi, uh, I'm gonna take you through step by step all the different products. I'm also going to give you some recommendations based on the supplies that I use if you're interested in going out to buy new on good middle of the road products that I get a lot of a lot of use out of and that aren't too expensive, so let's get going. Okay. So what I'm gonna talk about right now is printing your coloring pages. These are just two examples that I have here. And to be honest, you can use the paper, any paper that you have, uh, that's laying around your house. That is probably already in your ink jet or laser printer. Um, but ideally, you would want a paper with a little bit more more heft to it. So this is a £28 paper, which is heavier and you'll find smoother than, um, your run of the mill copy paper. And this is a white card stock. Both are widely available office supply stores or art supply stores, and both will work really, really well. That being said, if you just want to use the coffee paper that you have in your house already, then feel free. I'm it'll work just fine. You just have to be a little bit more careful. Not Teoh not to overdo it with your mark making so you don't rip your paper. That's it. So that's it for that color pencils. This is the brand that I like to use. The favor Castle is, uh, is really a good mid range coloring pencil. This is the 36 you can tell which colors I tend to favour. Um, and this really gives me the flexibility that I need, so I don't need 64 pencils or whatever. However, I do have these old Prisma colors which a lot of people have in their collection. Um, it's ah, there also a good mid range brand. There's a lot of pigment in these pencils, so it goes down nice and smooth and you get some nice Ribery colors. So I find that these Prisma colors generally are my backup, and these are the ones that I rely on. Um, I would encourage you to stay away from really cheap, cheap pencil crayons, such as anything you might find it a dollar store or, um, I have some to the or, like Rayola pencils. Just because there's a lot less pigments in the in the pencils themselves, and it's much harder to get vibrant colors. So that's it for, Well, that's different. These were the erasers that I use Stettler. They're both Sedler, really good white erasers. This for big stuff, and I highly recommend getting a small eraser. You could get an even smaller one than this, Um, to do some detail work with your eraser. If you don't have have one of these, you can always use the end of a pencil. As long as it's clean, that will work just fine. So if you want to get some detail work done and last but not least in terms of materials, the sharpener is really, uh, I've had many of these sharpeners. They were great also est Edler. I would suggest not cheeping out on your sharpener because if the razor starts out dull, then all you're gonna do is break pencil after pencil after pencil. A man to perfectly Honestly you, I, um, replace my area. I replaced my sharpener at least once a year because once the blade gets till then, you're just wasting your pencil crowds that little break inside the sharpener. So that's all you're gonna need. And honestly, um, feel free to just absolutely use what you have laying around the house. This is not the time to be picky about art materials, so just have fun with what you have and let's get started. 4. Workspace: OK, so wherever it is that you decide that you want to do some coloring, whether it's in your living room office, Dan Bedroom, Park Cafe, whatever it is, it's important that you have a working space that is comfortable and is not too cluttered. I'm definitely a cluttered kind of working person. I'm very. I have a lot of stuff all the time, but it's definitely easier to deal with lots of colors and papers and all that other stuff when you're not searching around for your external ends up being under your chair or the dog stole it or whatever. So find a working space that's comfortable for you and make sure that you have a good amount of space to spread out and feel comfortable working there. So if this is what your workspace looks like, then you might want to think about tidying up because this stuff that's hanging around, um, is not conducive to working in a way that makes sense. So make sure you're tight. You tidy everything up, get rid of the things that you don't need, um, and get totally ready. Teoh. Be happy and calm and serene in your workspace. Okay, So I just want talk to you a little bit about what it's gonna take for the long term health of your of your body while you're doing artwork. Because the reality is that when you're coloring or concentrating on drawing or anything like that, the tendency is to get really tense and hunched over. And that is not great for being able to continue drawing or coloring over the long term, because you'll end up with a key back and sore shoulders and elbows and stuff like that. So it's important to have a comfortable chair to be sitting in. It's okay to sit on the couch or in your bed or whatever. A Zilong is your comfortable, and you feel like you're in a strong, stable position. I prefer sitting on a chair with a back four standing. To be perfectly honest, you like working at a high table. It is also, uh, crucial that you're not hunched all the way over your work, which is why I like working on a clipboard because it gives you the opportunity or the option of having it right in front of you so that you can work comfortably. The other thing that it's super super important is that you sit up straight. I mentioned it now before hunched, Hunched over is really a terrible a terrible position for you to be. And if you find yourself creeping closer and closer to your artwork and uh, like your back, isn't this like Quasimodo position? It might be time to take a break on the stretch out and then come back to it in in the 10 minutes or so. So these are all super important things. I tell all of my students because if you want, if you love coloring, are drawing or doing art or anything like that, you have to make sure that you're gonna be able to continue doing it over the long term. Okay, this is just a quick note about pencil grip. So, um, everyone holds their pencil differently, and I've seen many, many variations on grips. So the problem, as I see it, is only one thing, and that is, if you're holding your pencil so tight that you're you've got white knuckles like you're holding onto a roller coaster, it means that you are doing two things wrong. One. You're because you're holding so tight. You're probably pricing really hard on your paper, which is damaging the paper on and will ultimately make it harder to achieve some of the techniques that I'm gonna teach at. Secondly, and more importantly, if you're holding on really tight, it means that the rest of your body is tense, including your wrist and your shoulder, which will lead to being a sore earlier than if you maintain a relaxed grip on your pencil . So it's super super important to make sure that your fingers your wrist in your shoulder stayed relaxed the entire time that your coloring so that you can continue coloring for as long as possible, just keep it in mind. 5. Activity #1 Mark Making: activity number one is Mark. Making this means that we are going to be learning some some, uh, some techniques that are gonna help you at some textures of design, some detail on interest in your work that wouldn't necessarily be there for just filling in the spaces with color. So I'm gonna take you through it. Step by step is gonna be really simple. There's a handout in the class resources that's going to give you the space to be able to do this and keep track of the techniques that were gonna be learning if there they might be terms that you haven't heard before. So the things that were going to be covering in this activity are hatching, cross hatching a back and forth technique and scum bling. Uh, they are probably methods of mark making that you've seen before or used before. We're gonna talk about all the different ways we can. We can expand those Teoh to include them in our calorie. So good luck and have fun. And make sure you download that that hand out so that we can do the work together, uh, coming up right now. Okay. So welcome to activity number one, We're going to work on the first hand out so you can find this in the classroom resources. Um, and the first thing we're gonna do and we're gonna talk about stippling. So I'm gonna use my start color so you can see what I'm doing. But stippling is basically just using short little dots that are all kind of random and facing different directions to create texture. So stippling is something that exists in painting on, uh, with many other kinds of artwork. So you probably heard that this term before. So the closer your little marks get together, the denser they are and the darker it becomes, you can practice by doing a Grady int of stippling. So start by slowly building up all these little marks Nice, dense, dense, dense powder and then slowly but fewer and fewer stippling marks. So this kind of mark making is good when you want to add texture. If you want to do short for or something rough like gravel or pavement into rocks or anything like that. Um, so, uh, I want you dio to show me stippling in this area as much as you could fit in there, Start testing out your colors on DSI. What you can come up with way you can do. You can also do stippling on top of another color. For instance, if I Philip this area with yellow really quickly, I could do some stippling on top to achieve a pretty interesting look. So I used this technique for all sorts of reasons. You can see in this in this coloring that I have, that they're stippling here in the whale to try and give the illusion that the whale's body has texture, which they dio their skins very rough. So I want to give the illusion, even though it wasn't represented in the coloring page itself. This is the this space that you have to be able Teoh. Use your own judgment and your own creativity to add your your flair to it. So hatching, hatching Superfund and hatching is something that is used very often and drawing in pencil drawing. So hatching is just parallel lines that are at an angle around a 45 degree angle that are all next to each other. So, just like with the stippling, the closer they are together, the darker the the color will appear to be, and, as you get further apart, yes, later so you can achieve ingredient with these a swell just by drawing lines that are all parallel to each other and all going in the same direction. So, um, you can use this for shading or Teoh to express directionality and grass or water or whatever. Um, you can also fade two colors together pretty effectively by doing your hatching ingredient in two different directions. So I think that's pretty cool. So you can fill up that section of the of the handout as well with hatching so you can practice, making them exactly the same distance apart from each other. That's what this is really good practice for your control, Um, and you'll see as you get more and more used to it, you'll be able to do it more and more accurately, All right, so you might be able to guess that cross hatching it is a lot like hatching in the it's with parallel diagonal lines, but with cross hatching, you have an additional layer going in the opposite direction as the first layer. This is also a, uh, a technique that's he's very often in drawing Teoh to give shading and texture. So I like using cross hatching for when something has a a woven texture or, uh, really, anything that's that is man made can have ah, this kind of cross hatching texture. Um, and just like with the hatching the culture, you put your lines together, the denser they are. You can always go back and add more for if you want it to be, really dance. But if you have the opportunity to use the thes market making techniques deal, you'll see that you'll add some interesting effects in your work. So back and forth is probably what most people are familiar with when filling in an area. Use this back and forth technique. Unlike, um, hatching, you're never really taking your pencil off the paper, so you're just going back and forth, back and forth until you Philip an area. It's important to remember that when you're doing this back and forth technique, your the directionality of your strokes is going. Teoh lend itself to whatever shape it is that you're drawing. So, for instance, if you're drawing grass, let's draw some grass. If you're drying grass like this, your bath back and forth. Motion is going in the wrong direction for grass because grass grows up and down. So if you want to draw grass, you have to drive up and down, so back and forth. Your directionality is always gonna be a parent, even if you try really hard to make it nice and smooth. You can undo some of the directionality by going in both directions in layers for many directions, and then you'll be able to fill in an area quite evenly. However, if you want to fill in an area very evenly so that there's no directionality, stumbling is really where you're gonna want to be. So stumbling is making very, very small little spiral e circles All close, close, close, close together. Now remember, we're not pressing hard. We're not holding our pencil too hard either, because we want to be able Teoh keep coloring for a long time. So as you see, this gambling, um, is time consuming but offers the best coverage and, uh, the least amount of obvious pencil strokes. You can also change directions with ease from the direction that you're holding here, your pencil so that really avoid seeing what your direction we're going in. You can also hold your pencil so that you're using the side of your pencil instead of the point of your pencil. And that can there's a back and forth and some some stumbling. With that technique, we'll cover some real cover ground a lot faster if you do this. The texture also tends to be a little bit rougher when you do it like this. Um, for the final, uh, square in your condo, I'd like you, Teoh. See if you can combine some of the techniques to see what you can come up with in terms of experimental mark making. Okay, So when you're done with the mark making exercise that we just did, I would love for you to scan it or take a photo of it with your phone or whatever on upload it to the Project gallery. So the document have a look and let you know how amazing you did, because I have no doubt that you did great. Um, and you can share your work with the rest of the class, so I hope to see it. That okay, next activity 6. Activity #2 Layering and Blending: Welcome to activity number two. I know that you all did. Amazing effectively. Number one Don't forget to post it in the project Gallery eso for activity number two. There's also a handout that you can download and print in the class resources. So I'm gonna encourage you to do that so that you can keep track of all the stuff that you're learning today at all of the terms that I'm teaching you so overlaying. And lending just means that we're gonna be able Teoh, maximize the colors that are available to you in your pencils. Even if you have a small pack of only 12 colors, we're going to really be able to expand on, um, the colors that air there by blending and overlaying. So we're going to be looking at using varying pressure, overlaying colors and burnishing, which are all really amazing ways Teoh to bring some some life into those coloring pages. So double that that hand out and during me for activity number two. Welcome to Activity to We're gonna look at layering and blending, So I hope that you have your hand up handy s so that we can get started. This one is gonna be really simple to explain. Uh, and it's just gonna require you to do a little bit of practice, so varying pressure. It just means that you're able to use one color to get the whole range of values out of it . And you do that by starting out, pressing pretty hard, but not too hard. Not so hard that you're gonna break the pencil or of the paper. Do a nice, followed coverage and then slowly, slowly release your pen soul until you get nothing. So this very gradual ingredient is going to help you when you're doing shading and overlaying. Um, and it is absolutely amazing Way Teoh Practice controlling your pressure and controlling your pencil so I would encourage you to do as many as you can. Fill up this whole section, test out as many colors as you can. You can always go back to the beginning if you find you didn't do it quite dark enough at the beginning, um, and do as many tornadoes as I like to call them. We always get skin here near the end of this, a Z you can try in both directions to because one direction's always tends to be a little bit easier than the other. So it's good for both sides of your brain. Teoh the practice. All right. So, Philip, this whole section, um, with with pressure act this this pressure practice and see what you can dio and you'll see that from the from the 1st 1 to the last one that you do even just on this paper that you'll improve and get more used to this action. All right, All right. So next up is overlaying and the reason why this is important is because it's gonna allow you to get the most flexibility out of all of your color. So if you put down a color, don't press too hard because if you press hard, you'll, uh, dent the paper and you might break your pencil, which nobody likes. And if you, uh if you dent the paper and start polishing it, then you're gonna have trouble getting another color to sit on top of it because the paper really needs to maintain some tooth to be able Teoh to accept the pencil crayon on top of it. So I just went down this kind of dark pink future color, and I'm gonna make it a little bit darker. By adding some purple. You can see that the changes pretty subtle. But now I have this great new color this purple a color that looks awesome. I'm gonna just make this one section of it a little bit darker even by adding some brown. Now, suddenly I have have some an area here that has quite a lot of depth because there's a range of colors in this one area rather than it just being solid. So, um, I would like you to fill up this whole area by combining color doesn't see what you come up with. And the other thing that you can try if you feel up to it, is doing ingredient like you were doing above with varying pressure and then choosing another color starting from the other direction faded into the first color to get this kind of smooth transition between two colors. Okay, totally doable with a little bit of practice. And, uh, the this effect can be very beautiful and eye catching in your coloring. So, Philip, this whole sheep for this whole section of the sheet with different layering, um, options and exploration. Okay, do that. All right, so that's overlaying colors for burnishing. This is a little bit interesting. And I'm not sure you're gonna be able to see on my sheet bone of my sheet of paper how effective this is. But you will definitely see it when you go to do your activity. So if you place some colors next to each other, use this trick wise and some pink not present to horror. Just putting something that no really mixed together. Um, what the burnishing will dio and the magic of the weight. Uh, the white colored pencil is that it's going to mix these colors together. They're a smooth way. It's going, Teoh, smooth it out. Really make it into a kind of glossy looking texture. This is something that I use sparingly because I when I do use it, I wanted to be obvious that it's been done and very often all use it in. They're one of doing skies because I think it looks really nice to have, uh, really smooth transitions in my sky. So it's I've used it all here and these, especially in these lighter areas, and the white is really the key because it doesn't change the color of the the pencil crown that you've already laid down. And it doesn't change the cold paper since the both white. So, uh, test off all these thes three activities And, um, remember to post post post your your practice so that we can see what you're up, Teoh. And you can because they're getting an idea of what what kinds of experiments have been doing. Maybe where your coloring is going, Teoh, end up so good luck. Have fun and keep color. 7. Activity #3 Eraser Highlights and Patterns: so welcome to Activity number three. We're going to be looking at using our erasers as drawing tools. This is super fun way of bringing some light and some highlights back into work and really give it some some really interesting luminous effects in your drawing. So, um, again download the handout for this, uh, this activity, it's gonna help you keep track, just like the other ones help you keep track of what we're up to. And we're also gonna dio this little short short activity together to show you what what your erasers can do. So I'll, uh, I'll see you in the activity. Okay, So this is when you're going to need your erasers to do a little bit of testing with this this method. So the first thing I'm gonna ask you to do is fill in a circle in the section that's highlight section. Just fill it in nice and smooth. - Okay , Now that's done. You probably practice your stumbling and your back and forth technique while doing it. Um, your next job is to grab your eraser. You're a small eraser, and you're gonna erase out some highlights as if this is a really nice and shiny ball, are you Nice round highly right here. Hey, look, a marble or maybe a balloon. So you'll see that. Well, it doesn't. Race isn't. Take away everything that you put down, which is normal because its color pencil, not regular pencil, um is taking away enough to bring back some really bright versions of the color that you laid down. So you always go back. So this is really the excellent, really just illustrate that just because you put a color down doesn't mean that it needs to be there exactly the way you put it the first time. And also, if you find that your coloring and you're just coloring away is getting too dark, you can You can pick some of that pigment up with the eraser and bring back some of the brightness that you might have lost. So, as an example in this work, I used my eraser to make all of these all these marks in the moon as well as bring back the white brightness around the fireflies. And it really helps with, um, the illusion that it's, ah, it's being really laid up. So go ahead and try that there a number of times Even do it as many times as you can fit in that in that area. Um, and the other thing that I want you to keep in mind while you're working is that you can use, Um, you can use the, uh, the eraser to bring highlights and not highlights highlights. We just talked about it. I just keep in mind that if you're using your eraser, you can bring some patterns into your your work or motifs or something like that, depending on what you're drawing and like what your needs are. It's just another way of making something more interesting. And just you could be creative with these techniques. These mark making techniques really make them your own. Um, and, uh, let the kind of exist in your repertoire er and grow along with you as an artist. So in this next section, I would like you Teoh seem kind of powers and come up with a It's just really, really simple, really, really open. Just experiment with this method, what your eraser can do and how much you can take off the paper. How much is staying on the paper and stuff like that. So it just may be interesting Teoh to see what you can come up with in this section. Okay? It's it's all about you and your creativity. So I think that's, um, that you can probably come up with some stuff. That's pretty interesting. Um, I will post all three of these activities finished in the example Project gallery, along with the the finished, um, coloring pages, ones that I've done s so that you could have a nice, good close up. Look at everything that I've done in case the videos, that showing you the detail that you're that you're after. So good luck. And I can't wait to see what you come up with. That's the eraser activity. And we only have one more thing to go over before we tackle that one or two coloring pages that that you're gonna do. And we're gonna have a ton of fun doing that coloring. So next up, we're gonna talk about choosing a color palette that works for you. That reflects something about what your preferences are and, um, the coloring page that you've chosen to fill in. So, uh, see you in activity for 8. Activity #4 Choosing a Colour Palette: way. Welcome to the fourth and final activity before we get to our final project. So we're gonna look at choosing a color palette before you start coloring. And this is just gonna help you have a starting off point on and establish what kind of feeling you want for the coloring page. In general, all of the color in pages that I've provided for you are scenes. So you want to decide ahead of time if you want it to look like it's warm out or evening, or nighttime or sunset and stuff like that and your color choices air really going Teoh. Help you read those things in the pictures that your coloring it. It's also good Teoh to choose your colors ahead of time and try and avoid having this big, colorful overload in your coloring pages. That super fun to do that And if that's where you're if that's where your comfort zone is, that go ahead and use every single color that you have in your pack. But I preferred Teoh. Choose my colors of the intention, and then if I need to, as I go, if I think there's something that's unforeseen or some color that I hadn't thought of using , but occurs to me halfway. There's totally room for that. So we're going to go over all the different aspects of choosing and color palette, and you're gonna need to choose to start with four colors and two neutrals. Teoh, begin your your coloring page. And then you can add colors as you go if you need me. Okay, so we're gonna talk about, um, different types of color. This is gonna be a very, very brief introduction to color theory. So, um, in the color wheel, we have warm and cool colors. You could probably deduce that warm colors are these colors, right? The colors that remind us. Warm, sunny days Red, orange, yellow that's where our warm colors live, are cool colors. Reminds me always of the ocean. Okay, Um green, blue and purple. I have more couples here. Um, these colors really are your cool colors. Now, at the end, at the edge of these colors, there are versions that might seem like they they belong in other on the other side, for instance, this shade of purple has quite a lot of red in it, and I might feel like it belongs on my on the warm side. It's normal that some colors feel that way. So often, fuchsia and some pinks feel like they're right in the middle. There's there, floating between these two, Um so purple belongs to cool and pinks because their shade of red belonged to the warm colors. After that, you have neutral colors, so those colors are all of your earth tones, all of the browns plus black plus gray and white. So is opening. Um, pretty common sense, he self self explanatory. But with these three groupings of colors, you can start Teoh make your decisions about Calais. So mostly, mainly I teach Children, and they they generally stay away from mutual colors because they all think that brown is really ugly. But personally, I think that it's important to include at least one neutral color in any color project that you might you might be doing mainly because if you use only bright colors than that, a lot of bright colors of our ologists right next to each other kind of castle trip, they cancel each other out that compete so much with each other that your brain really needs some time Teoh and some space to arrest. And it can rest in mutual colors. So in this drawing, the overall feeling of the dry on the colors that you chose where was cool color? So I have this Turk wise and purple are made to main colors. My neutral that I chose was gray and dark gray. This is actually two shades of gray, um, and e one warm color to pop the whole thing, Um, and to help warm up. But the general sense of like it being evening time. So the colors that I chose we're gray Torquay's this purple, um, dark blue. As you can see, I use dark blue in the writing and the balloons and some detail in the in the mountains and this kind of light salmon pink color. Um, just this. OK, so that's 123456 colors on. Basically, I only use those colors in this drawing. Um, but not one color is only used in one place. So if you look carefully what you'll be able to do if you check this out in my project gallery, um is that in the whale? Even though the whale is gray. There's hints of this, um, this light pink color. There's purple, there's turquoise and there's there's blue stippling. And the reason that I did that is because I wanted the the whole thing to feel cohesive and like everything belongs. And when the one color is only in one spot on a drawing, it really stands out. And it's okay to do that as long as it's it's standing out and pointing out a focal point of your choosing. And it isn't by accident. So, um, you'll see that the pink is reflected in the snow capped mountains. On that. The same blue that I used for the the balloons is also the words and also in the in the mountains. So it all just kind of ties it all together and the dark gray that I used to shave the the whale. I also used to dark in the top part of this of this guy. So this exact drying is gonna be one of the ones that that is available to you for for download if you want a color it in. Uh, this drawing is much more vibrant. So, uh, my color palette for this one um was a dark blue, many shades of orange. Okay, Gray. Also on all so many shades of green and one, but a I almost forgot which was yellow. Okay, So I used, um I use more colors, technically, in this in this drawing, uh, but these because the oranges and the greens are grouped together, they kind of are like, they kind of represent one color. So I used blue, orange, gray, green and yellow. And to be honest with you, this drawing is much more saturated with color than I normally go. But I really wanted to show you the other side of the coin. So, uh, these will be This is the color palette that it chose. 123456789 10 colors. Out of the 36 that were available available to me, I used I used 10. And for the oil one out of the 36 I only used six colors. So, um, your job right now is to shoot to choose your palate. So your palate should consist of around, um, four or five colors. Okay, um, and one or two neutrals. So if you want to have mainly cool colors are mainly warm colors or a mix of both. That's up to you. But everything is that the choices that you make will change the feeling. So if you want it to feel like a warm summer day, then you're gonna you're gonna need to rely on a range of colors that is more like this. Um, but that being said, the sky is blue, so you can have a cool color in there as well. So it's really very open. If if you're having trouble deciding which colors to use, then that is OK. Feel free, Teoh to add to the discussion board, and I can help you out. Also, if you choose a color palette that your that you like and you get started and you realize that you might actually need some orange feel free to add as you go. The choosing a color palette before you start doesn't mean that you're stuck with only those colors on those colors only. Okay, so, um, what you choose your color palette shouldn't take you, too, while you're about ready to get started on the final project. Okay, that's it. You completed all four activities. Good for you. Make sure you're sharing everything along the way and join me in the next video. And I'm gonna explain what you need to do for the final project. It's gonna be so much fun, and I can't wait to see what you guys come up with. 9. It's time to Colour - Project Time!!: it's finally time. It's finally time for some real coloring. Okay, so in the in the class resources, you'll find a number of color in pages that you can download and print and color and feel free to do one or all our, however many you feel comfortable with. Um, and for the final project, you have to do at least one and apply three of the techniques that we that we learned in the class up till now. So that means that you're going Teoh be using some mark making techniques, some blending and overlaying, and apply your color palette to the image that you've chosen. I would love, love, love, love to see your progress. And you're finished pieces. If you if you would feel comfortable to share them and I will meet, be sure Teoh, take home and on every single one of your lovely drawing. So, uh, please get Tau work. Have fun, be creative and I can't wait to see what you come up with. 10. Final Thoughts - You're Awesome: Okay, Lovelies, that was so amazing. I had such a great time filming and doing this brand new project. Make sure Teoh upload all of your projects in progress. Unfinished? It doesn't matter so that you can get feedback from me and from your fellow students. It's really such an invaluable thing. Toe. Have this toe have peers. Um, looking at your work and being surrounded by so much other creativity and inspiration. So thanks again. Upload your projects. I promise we'll look at them on. And if you have any feedback, feel free to reach out. And I let me know I had such a great time with you. And I hope to see you in some future projects, so thanks.