3x3 Colors

3x3 Colors - student project

I set up an Illustrator file with rectangles at 30% and 70% transparency to reproduce the example in the video. It does make pleasant pallets, but I think they may be a little too similar. Sometimes you may want a color that really pops against the others yet compliments and the grid technique may not work for that. The mosaic technique might be better suited for those situations.

3x3 Colors - image 1 - student project

Another site that would be very helpful is http://www.colourlovers.com  You can submit your own pallets and search through others. If you have 1 specific color you want but are not sure what to use with it you can do a search for pallets that contain that color.

Vanessa Blokland
2D Animatior & Illustrator
Teacher