Argues that the reason artists have difficulty with color is because the accepted primary color scheme is wrong and suggests an alternative approach using cyan, magenta, and yellow.
Color Theory Made Easy
Author: JIM. AMES AWS
Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services
Traditional color theory can be confusing to artists, especially when you try to use inaccurate color wheels as guides to mixing their colors. Now, Color theory Made Easy presents an alternative approach that cuts through the tangle of established but contradictory concepts and gives the artist a universal theory that really applies to their work. Most artists have been taught that red, blue, and yellow are the primary colors-hues that cannot be created from any combination of other colors. However, as a result of years of study, author, art teacher, and artist Jim Ames has concluded that the true primary colors are cyan, magenta, and yellow (CMY). In Color theory Made Easy, Ames explains the importance of these three colors as the basis for all our thinking about color.
Author: Patti Mollica
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
Cover subtitle: An Essential guide to color-- from basic principles to practical applications.
A Book About Color
Author: Mark Gonyea
Introduces color theory with primary and secondary colors, the color wheel, and how artists visualize and choose colors.
Author: Stephen Quiller
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Discusses color relationships and the color wheel, tells how to develop color schemes, and shows a variety of paintings
This book provides an overview of the application of color theory concepts to digital media and visualization. It highlights specific color concepts like color harmony and shows how to apply the concept with case study examples and usage of actual online and mobile color tools. Color deficiencies are reviewed and discussed are color tools for examining how a specific color map design will look to someone with the deficiency. Other books on color examine artists' use of color, color management, or color science. This book applies fundamental color concepts to digital media and visualization solutions. It is intended for digital media and visualization content creators and developers.
Author: José María Parramón
In depth demonstrations teach how to interpret the basic shapes of the head and facial features. Everyone who paints or draws portraits worries most about one thing: getting an accurate likeness. But getting a likeness doesn't take genius and isn't based on a bag of tricks. It's really a matter of learning to use a logical procedure, based on careful observation of the subject, and then lots of practice. Drawing a Likeness is divided into three parts. In the first part you learn how to analyze a head--how to recognize the basic shapes and their variations, and place the features within the larger form of the head. Drawings of many different subjects serve as examples. In the second part, the actual drawing procedure is analyzed in minute detail as three different-shaped heads--oval, rectangular, and round--are drawn. Each of these three demonstrations contains a photograph of the subject and develops the portrait in great detail (45 actual steps) right down to the finished drawing. In the third part of the book, you learn how to use different combinations of drawing materials to create a wide range of effects: charcoal, Conté, and carbon pencils on both gray and white charcoal paper, graphite pencils on illustration board, soft and hard charcoal sticks and pencils on smooth board, charcoal and carbon pencil worked over acrylic-gessoed chipboard. There are six demonstrations in this section showing how to draw men and women of different ages. Each demonstration has ten steps, one per page, and includes a photograph of the subject. Drawing a Likeness is a basic, practical book for anyone who has ever tried to draw or paint a portrait--students, amateurs, professionals, and teachers.
CONTEMPORARY COLOR is back with a beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated second edition! Combining a solid grounding in traditional color theory and a thorough exploration of effective color use in digital applications and 3D design work, this introduction to contemporary color text is a must have for all art students. Written by a leading design educator and artist whose work is widely exhibited, this text features a balanced examination of essential theory and its practical application using today's cutting-edge technology. Contemporary Color, second edition covers a wide range of topics including all the basics on color theory, while also examining the latest on digital color, 3D design, and variations in color across nations and cultures. To complement this inclusive content, the text features thought-provoking discussions of the psychological impact of color, the future of color, creativity, and best practices for students and working artists. A vast collection of vivid images, drawn from both classical and contemporary artists, rounds out the text with powerful examples to illustrate applied color theory in all of its dazzling diversity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Color Theory for the Make-up Artist: Understanding Color and Light for Beauty and Special Effects analyzes and explains traditional color theory for fine artists and applies it to the make-up artist. This book is suitable for both professionals and beginners who wish to train their eye further to understand and recognize distinctions in color. It explains why we see color, how to categorize and identify color, relationships between colors, and it relates these concepts to beauty and special effects make-up. The book teaches the reader how to mix flesh tones by using only primary colors, and explains how these colors in paints and make-up are sourced and created. It also discusses the reason for variations in skin colors and undertones, and how to identify and match these using make-up, while choosing flattering colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Colors found inside the body are explained for special effects make-up, like why we bruise, bleed, or appear sick. Ideas and techniques are also described for painting prosthetics, in addition to using color as inspiration in make-up designs. The book also discusses how lighting affects color on film, television, theater, and photography sets, and how to properly light a workspace for successful applications.
Color Magic for Quilters
Author: Ann Seely, Joyce Stewart
Helps quilters to choose colors that work well together.
Theres always a challenge in quilting, and this book guarantees that quilters can rise to that challenge. Quilting and Color Made Easy provides all the basic techniques needed for cutting, piecing, and appliqu; includes shortcuts for sets, borders, and bindings; gives a straightforward explanation of the color wheel and how to use it specifically for quilting; and provides detailed charts for quilters to analyze and organize their fabric stash. Filled with beautiful photographs and written by two well-known professional quilters, this book appeals not only to the beginner but also to intermediate quilters who want to expand their basic knowledge.
Author: Betty Edwards
The author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain distills the complext principles of color theory into a practical, easy-to-follow method of working with color to produce harmonious and pleasing combinations, explaining how to see and use color and how to mix and combine hues. Simultaneous. One Spirit & QPB.
Interaction of Color
Author: Josef Albers
Publisher: Yale University Press
An experimental approach to the study and teaching of color is comprised of exercises in seeing color action and feeling color relatedness before arriving at color theory.
Studio Color Wheel
Author: Joen Wolfrom
Publisher: C & T Pub
Color formulas have never been more picturesque. Displaying this large-format color wheel on your wall makes it easier to find the perfect combination of colors, tints, and shades for any creative project. The high-quality paper and printing ensures durability and true color representation. On the reverse side of the poster is an rich photographic collage of imagery that is sure to inspire.
Kids Color Theory
Author: Spraman Elaun
Mixing color guide for kids.