Join Jim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video Painting for fun, part of Color for Design and Art.
- I'm going to leave you with one more…paint related project idea.…This project involves painting a portrait…of your favorite coffee mug…or your favorite tea cup, and you're going to use…the five colors of paint…that we've talked about in this course.…Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, Primary Yellow,…and Black and White,…and any other painting supplies that you need.…Why this project?…Well, for starters is because most everyone…has a favorite coffee mug, or a favorite tea cup, right?…More importantly, this is a project…that will bring together all the color theory…and color ideas that we've been talking about…throughout this course.…
By the way, this project, it should be fun too,…and if at any point it starts feeling…like something other than fun,…you're probably not following my instructions closely enough…so let me show you how this thing works.…First, set up a space to paint.…Then, choose your coffee mug or your tea cup,…put it in place, and sketch it out.…Be sure to use and accept whatever drawing skills you have,…
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