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!
There are many ways to improve your color perception. To some people color theory comes easy, but more often than not, these people are already fairly expressive in their art. They have a stylized or very artistic approach to art in which color is just a way to emphasize their goal. For artists that lean a bit more toward realistic art, color theory is a bit harder because color shifts in our world are way more subtle. but they are there!
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!
Knowing where to go when you want to become a self-taught artist isn’t easy. Some people choose to base all their knowledge on one artist or one course. I recommend though to look up several artists. Learn to see things in different perspectives, and see what fits you best at that time.
There are many amazing artists out there, and some of them use YouTube as a platform to teach. So, if you are looking to learn something new, or want to understand different approaches to the same subject a bit better? These artists are a great place to start. They will help you getting a better understanding of the work field, different techniques and approaches, and different materials and tools.