Hey friends!

Meg here for TUTOR TUESDAY! Just a quick beginning look at colors and some color theory! I’ve had a few recommendation for color palette stuff, so I hope this is a start! Paul has done some on color as well! If you have any recommendations send ‘em in here or my personal! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

anonymous asked:

Can you talk about colors? (if you already didnt) Because boi the colors you pick for your art are just so STUNING LIKE THEY WAS MEANT FOI IT. Thanks ily

TO BE HONEST my color theory is rubbish but this is generally how i tend to think about colors! Hope this helps!



A simple guide to picking a great color palette. No matter what the colors are, using colors that are certain distances from each other on the color wheel result in a great contrast of colors. The simple color schemes shown above are used in the most popular logos, posters, websites, paintings, and even movies and television.


Hello friends!

Meg here for another TUTOR TUESDAY! I’ve seen a lot of confusion surrounding what exactly CMYK, RGB, and RYB are and I thought I’d take a shot at clearing it up! If you have any recommendations for tutorials send ‘em here or my personal! Keep practicing, have fun, and I’ll see you next week!

Okay okay i don`t know if you guys have said it before

Okay so there`s no way in hell that anyone could forget this scene right?

So the ambient color is like purple-ish, and wsome of you know that in film industry, i guess in the series too, they use the color sheme as in to conect with some emotions, like the inside out movie right?

so i searched what could this color represent and as far as i got this was the most i could get.

“The color purple relates to the imagination and spirituality and allows us to get in touch with our deepest thoughts.“ 

“ Both colors contain energy and strength from the color red, with spirituality and integrity from the color blue. The colors symbolize the union of body and soul, which creates a balance between our physical and spiritual energies. “ okAy so tHIS is pretty gay

“Purple and violet ensures harmony of the mind “

Cus… y`know?? BONDING MOMENT

Red represents focusing while blue is cooling… pretty much them 

Some others:

  • Empathy
  • Controlled emotions
  • Spirituality
  • Intimacy
  • Transformation
  • Purple is apparently the color of purpose

In conclusion

This two are pretty gay

How does light affect color?

The left is Lapis Lazuli during the night (S01EP25). The right is Lapis Lazuli during the day (S4EP15).

Here are her skin colors isolated.

If we take her night color pallet and shift the hue to the left,

we end up with a very similar color to her daytime color pallet.

Light seems to mostly affect hue and only minimally value. You can use this in your own art by using cooler colors for your shadows and warmer colors for your highlights. 


Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors–it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick–as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!

Artistic Witchcraft Correspondences


Red – Anger, Passion, Rage, Desire, Excitement

Pink – Love, Innocence, Romantic, Playfulness, Soft, Feminine

Yellow – Joy, Happiness, Optimism, Idealism, Imagination, Hope, Sunshine

Orange – Humor, Energy, Balance, Warmth, Enthusiasm

Green – Healing, Healthy, Good Luck, Renewal, Youth, Fertility

Blue – Faith, Spirituality, Tranquility, Calm, Stability

Purple Or Violet – Royalty, Ceremony, Mystery, Enlightenment

Brown – Materialistic, Earth, Home, Comfort, Stability, Simplicity

Black – Sophistication, Formality, Elegance, Mystery

White – Reverence, Purity, Simplicity, Cleanliness, Peace, Innocence

Silver – Riches, Glamorous, Distinguished, Sleek, Elegant, High-tech

Gold – Precious, Riches, Extravagance, Warm, Wealth, Grandeur

Art Supplies:

Oil Paint: Time, Longevity, Flexibility

Linseed Oil (ingredient in oil paint and also used to thin it): Beauty, Healing, Money, Protection

Acrylic Paint: Speed

Watercolor: Wildness, Looseness, Movement

Pastel: Depending on the color

Oil Pastel: Depending on the color

Charcoal: Banishing, Healing, Fire, Stealth

Graphite: Communication

Ink: Wildness, Looseness, Formality

Scratchboard: Revelation, Aggressiveness

Clay: Grounding, Protection

Markers: Depending on the color

Printmaking: Chance, Revelation, Time, Patience

When creating an art piece it is important to consider these and your own associations, and of course what would work best with your idea. If you want to make use of color correspondences, consider using a color scheme based on color theory.

Complementary: Complementary or opposite colors from the color wheel - eg Violet and Yellow

Split Complementary: Three colors—the main color and colors from either side of its complement - eg Violet, Yellow Green and Yellow Orange

Triad: Three colors from equidistant points on the color wheel - eg Yellow Green, Red Orange and Blue Violet

Monochromatic: Different shades and depths of a single color

Analogous: The main color and the colors from either side of it on the color wheel - eg - purple, green, blue

Secondary: Green, purple and orange used together

Primary: Red, blue and yellow used together

These schemes help determine what colors work best together in an art piece. They are not the end all be all, and can be tinkered with to best reflect your intent and what you want your piece to look like. This basic part of color theory gives a starting point for your art.