COLOR THEORY


How To Choose Colors That Work [VIDEO]

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Wouldn’t it be great if you knew how to choose exactly the right colors every time you started a new work? How much more enjoyment would you get if choosing the right colors came easy? I mean really easy, as in, “no more worries that your finished page won’t look …

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Mind Over Media: The Secret To Getting Good Blends

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How Do You Get Good Blends? At this time last week, I was just finishing up a live “Coloring with Copics” demonstration at the Starfest Convention in Denver, Colorado. The promoters had flown me in and put me up specifically to give this demonstration and it had gone really well. …

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Everything You Need to Know About Color in a Single Post

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“Welcome to my color theory class. Today I’m going to teach you everything you need to now about using and matching colors. It’ll only take 15 minutes. Understand, I’m not going to teach you everything there is to know about color, but I can teach you everything you need to know to …

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The Secret to Using Complementary Colors Effectively

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In the traditional model of color theory, complementary colors are colors that lie opposite each other on the color wheel. When most people think of compliments, they generally think of them as they relate to the primary colors – for example, since red is directly opposite of green on the color wheel, red and …

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Warming up to Warms and Cools

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When preparing for this post, I decided to do a quick search on warm-cool color contrasts. What I found was disheartening and confirmed my suspicions. There really isn’t a lot of good information out there. Nearly every site I found that made mention of warm-cool color contrasts used the most simple …

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What Color is Skin?

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Coloring skin tones can be one of the most challenging subjects for beginners and longtime colorists alike, and while there are plenty of tutorials out there on the subject, all of them seem to approach the problem from pretty much the same place, using pretty much the same markers. The …

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