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Tutorial 17 A turtle walkthrough by AquaSixio Tutorial 17 A turtle walkthrough by AquaSixio
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Given 2013-01-09
The suggester states "Tutorial 17 A turtle walkthrough by `AquaSixio is a fresh, interesting way to look at color balance!" Also suggested by ~Chris-Garrett and =Shadowelve ( Suggested by DreamForecast and Featured by Elandria )
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Dekelsa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
never in my life would i think I'd see a turtle used as a pallet, creative AND useful <3
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FancyPaints Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your awesome tutorials! I struggle with colour theory and picking colours for my artworks and now I can see things more clearly thanks to you!
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Buruzaitama Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018   General Artist
Thank you! ♥
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cicakkia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, Never thought I'm seeing tutorial got DD. But seriously, this absolutely most advanced tutorial with pretty good information and explanation. this so helpful consider I always struggle making choices of my own color scheme. :)
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ArtForJoy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOMNESS!!! :la:
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noticemebae93 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
what program do you use for drawing? 

its very interesting me 
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NairaDNV Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
Amazing tutorial and artwork, now I'll have to check your whole gallery ~
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amadavat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is a super cool way to think about color balance! It was actually really fun to read, and will definitely use :)
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Dedalocious Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
by watching thi i think i love you now
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Corterri Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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GoldenNib1922 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 13, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, someone actually got offended by this tutorial on finding color schemes.
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Lillendandie Featured By Owner Edited Jan 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Does "Parent #1" and "Parent #2" work? I don't think American English is this artist's first language so they may not perceive the full connotation of the words the same as yourself. 
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MiddyRose Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do u know where babies come from 
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oxidised-hearts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How the hell would you have named it then? Turtle Female #1 + Turtle Female #2 = Sand crab???
He used turtles because of their shells being able to represent colour palettes, with the use of baby turtles representing the mix of the two colour palettes because *le gasp* children's physical appearance depends almost entirely on their parents.

This isn't heteronormative and it isn't childfree hating, for these reasons:
1. They're turtles. They need a female and male to reproduce. It's simple biology, or did you not learn that in school?
2. You don't want children? Literally no one gives a fuck. He didn't put baby turtles in here just to say to you that you must play your role in human survival and do the straight frickle frackle without a love glove.
3. As slinkydoodle mentioned below, they're fucking turtles.

Get off your fucking high horse and stop being so fucking oversensitive. Not everyone in the world is against you. Not everyone in the world gives a fuck about you. You are only 1 out of 7.5 billion people. Open your eyes and realise that.
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slinkydoodle Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Student General Artist
theyre fucking turtles
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SpoonPrince Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this reply holy fucking hell I can't stop laughing
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CombotheBeehen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A bit hard at the beginning just in case...! :D
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NitroKiss Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hi! I have a question, do I use two opposite saturated colors? Or one saturated and the other less? Im not professional and I'm afraid of doing something wrong then hurt people's eyes
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HenrietaM Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
I love your work so much. Great inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing your techniques. :))))
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NidiAngel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved the explanation..... Very creative!DeviantArt Hug  
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FirebornForm Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015   Digital Artist
Now THIS is what I call a damn fine exploration of vivid color theory.
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MelodyGlow Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS FREAKIN GENIUS
GIF Gravity Falls - Celestabellebethabelle 
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Adurna0 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Student General Artist
This is absolutely genius!
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
If you don't mind, I'm gonna adopt all your turtles.  I love finding new color schemes.
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ElishebaII Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
My Mom has a job as decorator. In her business your 'Beauty Spot' is called 'Eyecatcher' because it catches the attention of the costumerNod . 
I think it's a nice word to describe that effect and I like the way you use it in your artHeart .
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my godness...this is so creative and puts things in easy understandable way...GENIUS~! :love: :iconclapplz:
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Bluefire-Amaterasu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
What a great tutorial on colors! Thanks a lot! I'm sure it'll help me improve! :heart:
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ZorenHector Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is the most mind blowing tutorial ever!
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seprira Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
ohhhhh
turtles
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semblebreh Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
thank you so much for the tutorials!! very mindblowing, yet hard to master and implement
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chrosantha Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg. why haven't I seen this before! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial.
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indigowarrior Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
This is still my all-time favorite color tutorial, I just wanted to share that. :)
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toffeeelf Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is :love: mindblowing 
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Jamie5m Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this was way to complicated for me to understand. is there a "super noob and bad at drawing" version? lol I think I've fainted. 
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Nyxeia Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful tutorial ! Thanks :D
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PortableBeard Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this! Great help 
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U15liaR Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!You're the best!!!!! OUO
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Little-Water Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial is well explained ! But it is possible to use this tutorial with Photoshop ?
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silenoswithaleopard Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
I never knew the equation for more intensity and life in a piece came down to this! Your analytical skills must be superb to have come to see it this way- thankyou :nod:!
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ventimocha Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
I love this. I love you. Thank you! <3
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iYoksan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. It's so easy to understand!
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Nihaaao Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
A very great tutorial, appreciate :)
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sundaygir1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Student General Artist
this was so helpful, SO well done, I can't even begin to describe. thank you!
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CeruleanChameleon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Your tutorials are great! This is very helpful.
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JayNL09 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So clever and I love it! I simply admire the way you explained it..using the figure of the turtle. Incredibly original >v< Thank you so so soooo much for sharing! And yep I'll love turtles more from now on :heart: :heart: 
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nashiepotato Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
probably the cutest approach to color schemes
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UnicornCat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! Great tutorial!
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bolsterstone Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2014   General Artist
You have presented a neat way of looking at colour theory (with "turtlish" one and the following colour article), and for that way, I have to "tip my hat to you".  :tip-hat:  

You have given this a tremendous amount of thought -- and I think you have presented a more coherent model than what I have read from some of the other (even more established) colour theory experts.

But I am wondering if we can take your color model one step further, and add a counter or opposite colour to your beauty spot for use in the background or edges of shapes that you do not want the viewer's eyes drawn to.  Perhaps not an "ugly spot" but at least acting as a limit to the desaturation of colours on the palette?  (The underbelly of the turtle that the eyes of the viewer should not dwell on? ;-) )
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