Yellow – Red – Magenta – Blue – Cyan – Green.
Picking the best choice of colours for your artwork can be a challenge. The way we use colours is important for the mood of our painted or created worlds. Colours have a huge amount on us, and our behaviour as customers and audience. Colours are more than “pretty” or “highlights” they are part of human communication. As a graphic designer, the usage of colours is part of the job. Even marketing people consider the power of colours. This journal entry helps you to make the right decision and pick the best colours for your artwork and design. Hope you enjoy reading. Feel free to subscribe to my youtube channel and add me on DeviantArt, Twitter, etc. 💓 😄
How do I add “Harmony” in my colouring?
Before colouring your artwork, whether it is a digital or fine art, you should think about the way you want to use colours. If you decide for doing digital art it is most likely easier to erase wrong decisions (strg + z) than working on a sheet of paper or canvas. Decide! And remember: Art is fun!
Okay, here are different ways to pick colours:
How to create a colour palette?
Colours can give us moods and even have an influence on emotions. While looking at a piece of art or design this might even take part in associatively subconscious decisions. For example, warm coloured lights are used for selling fruits and vegetables in supermarkets. There are books on human eye development and colours too. The Six-digit colour circle contains three primary colours (RGB) and three secondary colours (CMY). Primary Colours are also used for the additive colour mixing scheme, which means all colours combined would give the impression of white, while subtractive colour mixing scheme combined (CMY) result black. Subtractive colour schemes are based on physical colours while additive schemes are the theory of colourful lights. A change in the light spectrum or colour stimulus takes place, while its physiological colour effect (colour valence) is based on the additive colour mixing taking place in the human eye and brain.
Need more “Drama”? Saturation, value and hue.
Saturation defines the brilliance and intensity of a colour. Along with hue and lightness, saturation is one of the three characteristics of a colour that are perceived as fundamental. It describes the quality of the colour nuance. Saturation is about intensity.
There are three categories of colour shade quality: Achromatic colours, multicoloured and pure colours. Achromatic colours are white, black and their mixtures in different shades of grey. Their colour saturation is zero, they leave no impression of colour and don’t have any colour cast. Multicoloured colours have a colourful effect. These are colours that are clearly distinguishable from black, white and neutral grey. Pure colours contain a maximum of colour saturation. The purest colours are spectral colours (lights). Hue is just another word for colour. Each position around the colour wheel represents a different hue. The term colour value stands for how light or dark a colour appears.
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