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Color Theory by alizarinerose Color Theory by alizarinerose
This tutorial was created for a class and is really the culmination/collection of all the information I'm presenting. I went through a lot of tutorials about color and value, and figured I'd learn better if I wrote it all into my own words and created a tutorial.

factoid: You retain 90% of information you receive if you immediately use it to teach others, so let's see if it works ^.^
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the-midnight-fairy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Please.. someone can help me?  I'm very confused.. everyone and even in Japanese magazines they  talk about a scheme color and how to pick up colors that match each others... but still i don't understand how to picking colors, based to that color weel...
I read this tutorial, but I have just confusion of colors and nothing else.

I'm doing a drawing and now finished lineart, I need to choose colors. I'm starting from the brown of hair.. but I still don't understand what colors match with brown better... there's tertiary colors, double color, 4 colors in the color weel... but how to actually use ? I dont even seen the brown I want in the color scheme, how can I know how to count to get the colors that match?



I 've read this (it says 'be careful to select   colors that match your brown"--- yes.. but how?

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They explain about tertiary color, etc but still when I come to color my own drawing... I can't understand what color take . All that I know is that Ive decided the color of hair (light brown). All the rest, I dont have idea how to picking up the correct colors that give the drawing a nice coloring (because the perfect colors calculation before choose a color. I dont want to use casual colors)... I'm so confused...
See how they choose perfect colors?

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tearherwrist Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hi, please take this as constructive criticism as I mean no offense, I feel as if I should help you. I think you should make sure you fully understand color theory before presenting a tutorial for others. A lot of people take these things as fact because someone puts them online, but in fact there is a lot of wrong information on your picture here, especially regarding saturation and high/low key. you have them reversed. A color is most saturated in its purest form, not the other way around. Saturation refers to the amount of pigment of a certain hue present, the more you remove the pigment of that color, or add something else to it, the less saturated the original pigment becomes.  Tints and lighter ends of a specific hue spectrum fall into the (high key) area, and shades?black/darker ends of that hue spectrum fall into the (low key) area.  I think its great that you would like to help others and make tutorials, i really enjoy seeing things like this. good luck in the future :)
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srivastavreddy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AWESOME....
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Sweartoad Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, thanks for this :D
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tiny-terror-13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is really going to help me! Thank you for the descriptive explanations!
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Latharion Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you for making this! very helpful! :D
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Rhodes-Dono Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome man, thanks for sharing!!

Ps: My father used to say we retain 90% of information if you immediately write down what u learn. So if I learn something and write and teach, I will retain 180% of info?? hahahaha =D
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SotiriK Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thank-you for a great tutorial. :)
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ice-cream-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is really detailed and helpful! Thank you for uploading this!!
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bhagu Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much.!
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