Challenge: Deconstructing color


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Challenge: Deconstructing color

Have you ever bitten into a delicious cookie, and wondered what's that flavor I taste? Is it cinnamon, or ginger? Trying to figure out the ingredients, of a thing is something we do any time we want to replicate it. With complex systems, it's known as reverse engineering. A process of trying to figure out the properties, function, and principles of something. If you apply that thinking to color, you can learn simply by deconstructing what they're made of, so that you can replicate a color based on analysis and experience.

Your challenge, is to find a pre-made tertiary color from a tube of paint, a pastel stick, or if you're in a digital environment, it could be from an image or a palette in Photoshop. Look at the color for ten seconds, then hide it from your view. Don't cheat. Using whatever materials, that the color is made of--pixel, paint, or other media--and try to recreate what you remember that color to be in the same medium, to get to what you think is the color. Make it an inch...

Challenge: Deconstructing color
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Challenge: Deconstructing color provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Mary Jane Begin as part of the Foundations of Color

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