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Color Theory. “It's all very well and good discussing individual colors, but we very rarely see colors by themselves. We see them with other colors and colors change according to their environment.”. The science of color. Color is not always equal The eye and the mechanics Rods & Cones

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Color Theory

“It's all very well and good discussing individual colors, but we very rarely see colors by themselves. We see them with other colors and colors change according to their environment.”


The science of color

  • Color is not always equal

  • The eye and the mechanics

  • Rods & Cones

  • Retina

  • Optic Nerve


The Science of Color

  • Do we see all colors

  • Roy G Biv-Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet


The Science of color

Color is only what is reflected back to us


Tertiary/

Intermediate

Secondary Colors

Color

Primary colors

Hue- is the same as color

Tint- is lightened color, white + color

Shade- is darkened color, black + color


Color Schemes

  • Monochromatic-self-portrait, one color and its values


Color Schemes

  • Complementary-colors opposite each other on the color wheel


Color Schemes

  • Warm-colors of the sun and fire, reds and yellows and oranges


Color Schemes

  • Cool-colors of snow and ice, blues, greens and purples


Panels can be

Realistic

Abstract

Color Scheme Art Project

  • Create an artwork that will be separated into three areas for three different color schemes


Examples of ways to approach this assignment in design

Remember to think about the principles of design.


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