I am so completely new to color theory and most of the time clueless or confused when it comes to color.
With the help of Rebecca I learned to actually perceive values and understood that it is value not color which defines forms. Now I am trying to understand the use of color so someday I can expand my skills and technique by applying color to my values.
As this topic is such a multitudinous one I jumped in at a basic level. With the exercises that follow this text I was trying to understand the color wheel and primary color,secondary color etc. and color pallette/color combinations, as introduced in this tutorial
. It might be a good idea to keep this page open in a separate tab of your browser to compare the colour wheel info to the sketches.
I tried to keep functional use of colour in mind, too. I tried to give the faraway mountain to the right blueish hues and more saturated colours in direct lit spots.
However, that is not what this exercise is about. I just tried to learn how to combine colors. Also, this is not about handling complicated forms...
This is my sketch. Numbers refer to planned values, i.e. 1 = very high, 4 very dark....
analogous color combination:
complementary colour combination:
double Complementary Combination:
split Complementary Colour Combination:
triad Colour combination:
So, I must say it was fun to combine these colors knowing that I would use sets which are not completely chosen "out of thin air". Feel free to comment on this, direct me to my next steps. I still feel a little bit lost in this vast topic, but will continue to hack a swath through this jungle...
Any help from anyone is appreciated!