do you have any tips on colour theory and colouring in general by chance??
umm, color theory’s definitely one of my weak spots haha. no matter how much i read up on it and think i get it, i never can apply it well
when i color i just go by what colors i feel like go well together (which i hear is ill-advised in the long run, learning color theory properly is important). i work with rly simple lighting, so after a while i found color combos i like and just stuck with them. not so great if you’re looking to challenge yourself, but if you’re doing it for fun it works just fine.
keep in mind the difference between perceived color and actual color, & use that when choosing colors
keep ctrl+u (change hue/saturation) handy, use it on whatever colors feel weird or out of place
generally avoid pure black or pure white
guaranteed way to make colors work together is to mix them together a bit, so that every color has a bit of another color blended in it. a quick way to do this is to use one color set on overlay over everything.
decide on a darkest dark and a lightest light early on! that is, decide on a range of color value and stick with it, it rly helps when making something fade in or stand out
everything depends on how things look relative to one another! think in the context of the piece, not in general