Join Jim Krause for an in-depth discussion in this video Painting with values: Two project ideas, part of Color for Design and Art.
- Earlier in this course, we talked about using grays…to establish the all important value structure…of our digital color projects,…and how those grays can then be swapped out…with colors of the same value.…And you know what?…I want you to try this using paints.…Painting in this way gives us great chance…to practice judging values,…and it gives us hands on experience with paints…while teaching us lessons…about how colors can be mixed and altered…to make them lighter and darker.…Here's an idea for you:…we'll paint a value chart using the five colors…of paint that I talked about before.…
Cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white.…You also need a brush or two, a piece of watercolor paper,…a pallet, and a pencil.…I'll start by penciling in a five-inch square,…thereabouts, on my piece of watercolor paper.…Nothing exact, just freehand this thing.…Now four evenly spaced horizontal lines.…Next, let's paint with acrylics.…I'll fill my five horizontal rows…with five values of gray, from light to dark.…For your lightest gray,…
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