Friday, April 15, 2011


We started color.  First we discussed the particulars of the color wheel and color schemes.  Color schemes are standard color combinations that work well together. Then we made color studies using colored pencils on black paper.
Rose Antaki's drawing (top) beautifully illustrates the use of warm and cool color combinations. Warm and cool colors work very much like light and dark values in that warm colors tend to advance and cool colors recede.  Therefore, cool colors are generally placed in the shadows or receding planes.
Mario Mora's drawing (bottom) illustrates the use of complementary colors; orange and blue in this case.  Complementary colors are situated directly across from one another on the color wheel.  Although his drawing is unfinished, you can still see how complementary colors can enhance each other. 

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