Join Jim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video Gathering the right tools for painting, part of Color for Design and Art.
- A lot of today's designers and illustrators…work digitally, so when I suggest that they try…using real world paints to expand…and solidify their understanding of color,…they might find themselves looking around their work area,…saying yeah, sounds good, but I don't see…too many painting supplies around here.…If you're one of those designers,…then let me help you out.…I have provided a simple list of painting supplies…with the resources for this course,…just some things to get you started,…and without spending a fortune.…
So let's talk about the things on this list.…Paint wise, I'm going to recommend acrylics.…Why?…It's because they don't stink,…and they don't let off toxic fumes.…Acrylics are water soluble when they come out of the tube,…and once they dry, they're water resistant,…which is why you should never let acrylics dry on a brush.…It's almost impossible to get dry acrylics off a paintbrush.…Now I'm going to reccomend five specific tubes…of acrylic paints.…Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, Primary Yellow,…
Primarily aimed at designers and illustrators, the course leans heavily toward digital tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator, but concludes with some challenges using real-world media (inks and paints!), so members can get a solid understanding of mixing colors and what tools and combinations work best.
- Navigating the color wheel and color vocabulary
- Why a color's value is so important
- RGB vs. CMYK vs. spot
- Finding the perfect color
- Working with grays and browns
- Building a color palette
- Borrowing hues for palettes
- Establishing color hierarchies
- Fixing color problems
- Altering color in photos and illustrations
- Using texture with color
- Painting for learning and fun