Planning a color scheme for an artwork is an effective way to achieve visual cohesion and intent in your artwork. Color schemes are an effective way of establishing a mood in a painting, as well as creating visual contrast and textures.
- Color schemes are a way to make a composition more cohesive.
- Does a color scheme need to be planned in advance? (Lauryn does!)
- Color schemes are a very effective means to show mood in artwork.
- Often color schemes are not considered enough.
- Picasso’s Blue Period & Rose Period.
- Limited palettes are a good place to get started with color schemes.
- Every color is affected by the colors around them, don’t look at colors in isolation.
- There is no such thing as the “correct blue” mixture.
- Colors are about relationships, how do they work together as a group?
- Collage is a really great way to collect color schemes.
- Don’t limit yourself to just artwork when look at colors, it’s everywhere!
- Lauryn’s process for creating color schemes.
- Lauryn puts an artwork into Photoshop and uses the eye dropper tool to create a palette of 4-6 swatches of color.
- Color grading is used frequently in movies to make the image more cohesive.
- Lauryn’s “clown vomit” paintings.
- Think about color holistically.
- Color can be intimidating.
- Movies are a great way to get started learning and seeing color schemes.
- Taking stills from movie trailers is a way to get to know color.
Sometimes taking a break and spending quality time with your dog can help your practice too. Take that much needed break so you don’t run yourself into burnout and come back fresh + ready to go.
Burning out will set you back waaaay further than taking a few rest days here and there as needed.
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