Using a complementary color palette: the first method in which we bring in an additional color to affect the way color can change the value (darkness and light) of a single color. In this case, the chosen “dominant” color, that is the overall most important color of the still life. For this project, we are using … More Color Fundamentals/Pencil, 1.2
Working with color: understanding the dynamics of choosing harmonies, and working with layers. This sequence will focus on practicing in that arena. We’re back again, with another great group of new students working toward practicing their color drawing, using colored pencils. This is the first day of class, and we look carefully at the color … More Color Fundamentals/Pencil, 1.1
In this next lesson, I used a harmony called a “split complement”. This consists of a key color (in this case red-violet) and it’s two split complements (yellow and green). Split complementary colors are one step to each side of a complementary color. When using this palette, there is more of a complexity in nuanced … More Color Fundamentals/Oil, 1.3
This is the second part of a color course I designed and teach at The Drawing Studio in Tucson, Arizona. I sequence lessons that cross reference media, and for the students, can build a solid core understanding of how to work with color. In this lesson, my pastel group is continuing their studies using a … More Color Fundamentals/Pastel, 2.1
This is the last segment in an 8-week sequence of Drawing With Color lessons that I teach at The Drawing Studio in Tucson. In this post I will recap some of the basic concepts of working with color through the practice of drawing from observation. We work with the standard 12 color wheel that was … More Drawing With Color 1.8 (also called 1.6 in the 6 week course).
Drapery. The allure of it, the complication of it, drawing it with color. We’re using an equidistant tetrad, which is two sets of complementary colors that are evenly spaced on the color wheel. Here are some notes on the direction of this project, using blue-green as a dominant color. Part of the class used green … More Drawing With Color 1.6