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Color Theory Crash Course by pronouncedyou Color Theory Crash Course by pronouncedyou
This is a basic color tutorial. I'm sure a lot of you guys learned this in school, so it's basically a refresher course. Or it's more of a "put one foot into the door" sort of course. This is definitely no where near an end-all-be-all tutorial. I suggest everyone to look up multiple tutorials and draw from many places to learn. I encourage you to continue to investigate color theory, because we never really stop learning.

I've learned so much since writing this, and I hope you do, too.

Please note that I did not include every color combination ever, this was just mostly a general idea tutorial. Take what you learn and apply it to your own art. I know this is under traditional, but it is used for every type of art.

Thanks to everyone who responded to [link] ! I tried to include a lot of the combinations you guys liked. ;)

~totorochic linked some great websites for reference:
[link] this is a link for color harmonies in popular logos
[link] and this is a color scheme chooser.

The greatest way to learn color is to practice a lot, so get out there and practice <3~

Please also note that this mostly uses RGB model as opposed to CMYK, which is vastly different. If you're into digital art, look up a CYMK model of colors!

I find that gouache is the best paint to use to learn color theory, so grab some and test it out for yourself.
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bubbIies Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing tutorial (or whatever you want to call it :B)
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this is really cool...
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Eri-tchi Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazily useful! Thanks a million!
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:iconm-a-c-h-o:
thank you! Fantastic work.
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Moufpik Aug 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :heart:
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Crueldadxlorea Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good help to choose color for especific effect. Great job!
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Congratulations on the DD, well deserved and very useful! :heart:
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LilMissWaffles Aug 4, 2012  Student General Artist
To be honest, I think you should make this into a long fold out poster, it'd be fun for art students to decorate with and use as a reference too.
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boa91 Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your no teacher, but I just learned a lot from you *v*!
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Whimseystock Aug 4, 2012   General Artist
Wonderful!
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