Color theory is a tough subject as is. When you ran through our other color theory articles, you will know the basics already. This article is the next step. How is color affected by light and other objects? And to what degree will it affect the objects? There is no simple answer to that and depends on many factors. You will do just fine when you’re drawing without the following knowledge, but these tips will help you get to the next level and make your artwork pop!
Understanding color theory also means understanding the different terms and combinations used to make up color theory. In this article, you will find a quick summary and enlightening images to help you forwards in your endeavor to understand color and color theory to the next level. Let me run you through the different terms and show you what they’re all about!
Art fundamentals of color theory is a treasure of knowledge that will make your artwork pop. But it can also be a pain in the butt. Color theory is among the hardest to grasp fundamentals of all of them. Even when you know the rules, it might be hard to apply them. This doesn’t count for everyone though. Color theory to some people comes naturally, which might make it even more frustrating to those that have trouble mastering it.
Starting your journey as an artist can be really frightening. There are many things you need to know, which can be really overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you need to know to get started? But also: What is irrelevant when you just get started? In many cases ‘less is more’. This counts for information too. Not saying though that you should have little knowledge, not at all. When it comes to knowledge: The more the better. But when you’re new in this field, many things will do nothing but overwhelm you and a lot of the information out there will be irrelevant up to a much later stage. So what is important when you’re new to (digital) art?