The Color Track will provide a comprehensive exploration of color. It addresses the specifics of color theory and the creative potential of color as a vehicle for narrative and abstract expression.
Lesson 1 • Lesson 2 • Lesson 3
Lesson 4 • Lesson 5 • Lesson 6
See how color profoundly impacts all of the fundamentals of an artwork through it’s various forms and facets.
Do the track at your own pace! Taking the time to process the content is important, and so we don’t advise putting pressure on yourself to finish the track quickly. Remember to have fun and enjoy the process of learning!
Show us what you make!
- Post in our Discord.
- Tag us on Instagram with #artprofshare.
We understand that many people have limited budgets for supplies, so our tracks are structured so that you can use any materials you want, within that track’s focus.
Visit these pages for supply lists: watercolor, gouache, acryl gouache, oils, water mixable oils, acrylics.
ballpoint pen/gel pens, dip pen, brush pen markers, Caran d’Ache crayons, graphite powder, colored pencil, soft pastel, oil pastel, pencil, charcoal, ink wash, scratchboard, wet charcoal, oil sticks
DIGITAL SOFTWARE OPTIONS
Procreate, Krita, Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Paint Tool SAI, Adobe Fresco, MediBang Paint, Gimp
Paint a chart for each of the 3 complementary color pairs to train your eye to see subtle shifts of grey.
Create an artwork using only 1 complementary color pair.
Use the painted paper collage technique to explore how color can influence shape and pattern in an artwork.
Portray a night scene to explore how color can function within a limited value range.
Start an artwork with the opposite complementary colors to explore opacity and transparency through layers of color.
Choose a movie still and select colors to create a color palette. Use that color palette as a reference for creating an artwork.
- Submit your track artworks here.
- We’ll feature your artwork in a live stream!
- We’ll add you to our student galleries.