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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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[Stock & Resources] Color Theory Crash Course by *pronouncedyou ( Suggested by Mauser712 and Featured by Elandria )
Kamarei Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As someone who's never been in an art class (small towns and homeschooling, whoo hoo~), this is much needed and appreciated.
G3oM Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing. This rly helped me understand color theory better.
RayVictoria Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome!
ewolf20 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks it kinda helped
NekkoriAdopts Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I learned all this in art class but I needed a refresher!
I'll be sure to refer to this when coloring, thanks for the tutorial!
Daintyorange Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial, thanks <3 Sooo helpful!!!
TripleRainbowDash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :heart:
navanavin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! This is veryyyyyyyyy helpful :D
serafina-rose Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
KWOTESCRIPTURES Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thank you I will implement this.
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