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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 )
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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.
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G3oM Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing. This rly helped me understand color theory better.
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RayVictoria Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome!
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ewolf20 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
thanks it kinda helped
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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!
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Daintyorange Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nice tutorial, thanks <3 Sooo helpful!!!
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TripleRainbowDash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :heart:
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navanavin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! This is veryyyyyyyyy helpful :D
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serafina-rose Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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KWOTESCRIPTURES Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thank you I will implement this.
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