Learning More About Color

Learning More About Color - student project

I really enjoyed this course. I'm definitely more of a go with your gut person when it come to color, using some basic principles that are largely intuitive. I appreciated learning some more tips and I think I am more inclined to really work on developing some color schemes before I get too deep into a project.

At the end of this project I've included a couple of little things I'm working on where I would love any feedback on the colors!

 

What a fun color wheel exercise! I noticed how few orange things I could find in the house.

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The first value scale goes from 0 - 100% black in 10% increments. and then I made some more value scales based off of mustard, cyan, and a pinkish magenta. Those are my favorite "primaries" to start from and I highlighted the range I like to work in the most. 


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For my color harmonies exercise I did a quick portrait of my in-laws' home and then used monochromatic, split complementary, analogous, and tetradic color schemes. I ended up loving the teradic one.

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Monochromatic:

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Split Complementary:

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3. Analogous:

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4. Tetradic:

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I ended up liking this one the most. I really wanted the house to pop so I used warmer colors (which is closer to the real house anyway) and they're more saturated.

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My projects:

This is a project I'm working on where I'm trying to describe the pandemic / 2020 using different song lyrics and eventually hope to have a whole series of these. Here I thought it was funny to use an easter egg-y color scheme and some pretty emo Phoebe Bridgers lyrics.

In progress, I desaturated it a bit at the end.Learning More About Color - image 9 - student project

Learning More About Color - image 10 - student project

And this is a project I am working on and I am curious if anyone has any feedback about the colors. My mom wrote a children's book about a redwood near her house that is clinging to the cliff and I started working on some illustrations for her in the style she was envisioning. We based the initial colors off of a painting she did (the second image).

Learning More About Color - image 11 - student project

Learning More About Color - image 12 - student project