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Unified Color Palette Tutorial

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A tutorial on how to make a unified color palette, aka how to make colors look good next to each other. Not a lot of people understand how color works, and while this isn't the end-all be-all, it certainly helps when you're stuck.

Thanks for looking! :D
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So awesome.  I've actually done this from time on my own (adding orange or yellow to all colors to unify), but I never realised the full potential until I saw Kenny Harris' paintings and he mentioned it somewhere; so I had to look up what a unified pallet was.  Since he's one of my favorite artists and the impact is so obvious in his work I'll definitely be using this technique from now on.
EonIllustration's avatar
HO-ly SHIT! It works! Thanks, man! So helpful!
hikarisama's avatar
you are a wizard.  this is amazing and super helpful, thank you!!
WhiteKitsuneKnight's avatar
thank you so much; I am so easily confused by palettes, and you just blew my mind
CressLuna's avatar
This is a golden trick and yet so simple!
Thank you for taking the time to put this together. 
rizal12345's avatar
thank you, this is actually worth more than $800. hope you can get something worth more than that because of this kind act. +favlove 
Pyroshi's avatar
Never thought color unification could be so simple. owo This is awesome, thank you! Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) 
Frappe7's avatar
wow, i never realized colors can be unified this way, thank you!
mabiesison's avatar
you are a saint boigenesislovesyouplz 
aurenbunni's avatar
I am gonna use this 100% of the time....
yoyoes's avatar
Gaahh! I've always had trouble with finding the right colors, but this tutorial has helped me tremendously! It was so useful!
Thank you so much for this!
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CityPound's avatar
woah wtf you're a genius. I took a color theory class at an art college and this helped me %10000000 more
MrAnonArtist's avatar
can i ask u how added a new color to the paint (mixed them)? I'm using Sai and idk how to get those colors and I've tried using every tool to find that way ):
divakitty704's avatar
This is a beautiful tutorial! I'll try this method when I color my next piece of artwork~
ChikaZuri's avatar
Oh my God, it's so simple and yet, I've never been able to figure that out before! 
Susensd's avatar
Thank you so much :D!
Zerucune's avatar
Thank you for this. I tried for years to learn this but never succeded.
This is awesome *-*
shiversj's avatar
wow!!! (finally ariel happened to me) *O* now i can start my coloring. This is the best tutorial in coloring I've encountered so faaaaaaaar!!! It's like biology (punnett square) but very easy hohohoho!! thank you very much
Hexagonce's avatar
I don't think words can express my gratitude ヾ(*´∀`*)ノ
EmpiricaMurgalicious's avatar
This is super useful, thank you very much!
Meeweeda's avatar
Very helpful! Thank you!
Aerite's avatar
Thanks for the tutorial! I'm pretty bad with colours. I just pick randomly lol. 
ussa23's avatar
"simply add a new color to each of them"

why exactly that orange color ? and how can I select the right color if my palette(red , blue , orange) ?
Nishra's avatar
I don't know much about proffessional art, but I would go with how you feel the tone of your piece will be. a bit sad or depressing? use blue, firey/passionate? reds/oranges Bright and happy yellow/light green ect, just how you think would fit the tone of your piece best (hope I helped!)
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