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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

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
The science of color

  • Color is not always equal

  • The eye and the mechanics

  • Rods & Cones

  • Retina

  • Optic Nerve


The science of color1
The Science of Color

  • Do we see all colors

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


The science of color2
The Science of color

Color is only what is reflected back to us


Color

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
Color Schemes

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


Color schemes1
Color Schemes

  • Complementary-colors opposite each other on the color wheel


Color schemes2
Color Schemes

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


Color schemes3
Color Schemes

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


Color scheme art project

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
Examples of ways to approach this assignment in design

Remember to think about the principles of design.


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