2 Lessons From The Color Wheel

Posted on January 11, 2016 by Kate Moynihan | 0 comments

 You may already know I am a fan of color, painting birch tree leaves in olive green to pumpkin orange to even deep violet. 

While you’re drawing or painting have you noticed the impact of color?

Using the color wheel as a guide, you’ll discover how to add more punch or contrast to your drawing or tame it down.

  1. For the more impact: choose colors across from one another on the color wheel, like red and green, also known as complimentary colors. In the coloring page below you can see the added punch of the complimentary colors on the left. By overlapping the red and green, a third color is created and adds depth.                                           
  2. For a more serene and quiet drawing: Use colors next to each other on the color wheel called analogous colors. On the right side of the coloring page above, I sketched with blue, blue-green (aqua), and green for a harmonious look. I think it's fascinating to see the impact of color!


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