CgTalk Daily Sketch 262:THE FUNDAMENTALS 002: Color Theory: Black & Blue




And for those who want to do an experiment and have the time:

Quote from ZEM posting:

“Do the same Illustration (twice) with 2 different color schemes that change the meaning, or mood of the piece.”
And if you dont have the time, just do a piece that uses the Color Theory of make an impact on the viewer.

Welcome to ART Fundamentals week at the Daily Sketch forum.
The idea is to go back and practice core skills for one week.



Check out these links below for reference purposes:

Also have you guys noticed that none of the WB characters with speech impediments
go the ‘upgrade’?


The rules…

Welcome to the cgtalk sketch group.

We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

These are the rules:

  • Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
  • 640 x 480 / 480 x 640 OR 800 x 600 /600 x 800
  • They can be done on any medium.
  • If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
  • Only original compositions. No “tributes” or plagiarizing.
  • The topics will be posted every day between 10:00 - 12:00 am US EST.
  • The artist also has to post total length of time it took (Thanks Clanger for the idea) and program used.
  • Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
  • Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
  • The topics will be picked at random from the list on this thread
    (The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
    *You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them). NEW RULE!
  • Ill post ANOTHER thread to quantify and track WHO has participated the most on these threads.

Good luck

PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:


Roberto, it seems you forget to edit targets of the reference links.

P.S.: And your message box is full, if you didn’t noticed.


I know, corny but the only thing that came to mind
30 mins artrage and photoshop


Fixed the links!

Thanks for the save!



black and blue

gimp, 1h


Dirty business

15 min, Photoshop


Art Rage, under 15 minutes. This was fun :slight_smile:



1hr, painter, and photoshop. I think I’d probly fail any color wheel assignment. I don’t see any references that say you can use a red/blue theme, but I did it anyway, so maybe you all can learn from my mistake.


1 h/ painter


Okie dokie here is no effect and no mood I guess

here Black and blue


No face because no skill

Under 30Min Scanner photoshop


well… 20 minutes each with wacom and photoshop
love these fundamentals week, What a great DSG!

Robertt, yours is very nice and really got the topic
Alex Worthy, love yours also, it has two different moods, well done

and the other one… hope you like it


I used both the Fundamentals 001 and Fundamentals 002 on this one. :slight_smile:

I’m really horrible with colors. Forgot to say that it took about an hour. :blush:


Hey, I’m new here but thought it sounded like a great place to practice and learn.
I decided to do it the cheap way and just adjust the colors for the second image.
Anyway, 20min for both using photoshop and wacom.

…and the blue & black one.


Around one hour for the color pic, then 20 minutes on the Black and Blue version (Photoshop, wacom)

EDIT: sorry the images are so big, wasn’t careful about it - should I make’em smaller?


PS 6.1
~30 minutes

I did a four up, 4 difrent colors :smiley:


Sorry about this, I know it’s stupid :slight_smile:

Not much inspiration lately… due to lack of sleep…
btw smurfs are cool, heheh…


Lol nice evil smurf :slight_smile:

This honestly looked better before I shrank it. It took a lot of the detail out :confused: thats my excuse anyway :wink:



Good topic!

I must say I enjoyed this one…

You’d best behave or The girls in ‘black and blue’ will have to take down your particulars…

2 hours in Photoshop and my nice lovely Wacom which I will never moan about again…

The Ton


Nice sketchs guys!

I think I’m finally starting to get the feel and idea of using color in digital form. Though I have a long way to go I’m really happy with the results.

EDIT: The img tag placed a link. Hope it works now.


Cool stuff peeps.

30 min - painter.