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How to pick your colors for storytelling p1 by mayshing How to pick your colors for storytelling p1 by mayshing
A little bit of my findings and notes compelled. 
More will come in this series. I am still figuring out some details. 


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LimeGreenBunny Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great!
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murici0 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice! Thanks for sharing!
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Sio64 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Professional Artist
Oooh this is awesome :)
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Hergman Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
man!
i had forgotten about this comic
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mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Filmographer
that's normal, i haven't posted much for 2 years. :/ Ever since I changed to making games, the game took out all my time not much time for comics left. 
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Hergman Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
oh yeah... i vaguely remember that you were making a visual novel
anyway, ever since you move out of drunkduck, i guess ive pretty much read your comic less and less till i just stopped
yet i do remember that i very much liked 2masters
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JM-Henry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Part two coming soon I hope!
Btw, CD, blue would be cooler than green, since green is made up if yellow, a warm color ^^

The way I like keeping track of warms/cools is to treat the colors like heat signatures. The more blue/purple you go, the colder you get, and the more orange/yellow you go, the hotter.
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mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I actually won't dip into "cool" and "warm" all that much because that's what's actually confusing. 
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JM-Henry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww... Maybe I can find a way to explain it sometime later. It's actually not too difficult to work out.

For example, you might add a yellow/ yellow-green base color to grass that's sitting in the sun or blue/ blue- green for the opposite case. I kinda base it on the litteral warmth / coolness of things in the piece.
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mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Warm and cool system is good for obvious colors, but when it comes neutrals where at least 3 primaries are involved that are really close to one another, that's where it's getting really confusing.

I use "saturation" for most part of the judgement, and "value scale," warm and cool is secondary in my explanation but I will mention it, I don't want people to worry too much about that, I have seen many tutorials and none really explain warm and cools in secondary/neutral sections all that well and thus I question the use of warm and cool categorization, I think its useful to address primaries and secondaries, but weak to address neutrals which also has its own temperature. 

Example... 
You mixed a dark green and red together... you get a brown that's more red.
Then you mix blue and orange together, you also get a different brown, that's more grassy yellow, but it also has red in it.
Then mix both of these browns to get a gray brown...  
Then mix in the gray brown into both first two browns but make them different.

Both involved warm and cool family, now have some fun trying to guess which brown has more warm family which has more cool. 
Options can start to vary on warm/cool when it comes to this fine scale depending on eyes, lighting, you can probably settle on something in the end, but that takes so much time to judge it's inefficient.

Saturation and value scale... no one will need to worry about that, cuz those are super obvious, digital art wise, you can check with one click. I want to stay with the obvious. 
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JM-Henry Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I see how that can get confusing... If I had to pick though I'd say the first brown is warmer, but I guess that depends on what a grassy yellow looks like.

Anyway, simple is good, no arguments here! ^^
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mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Professional Filmographer
yes we can still tell from the first browns, not so much after even more mixes. That's why i rather use warm/cool in a limited way. :) 
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Memenda-Seven Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very intriguing. I will research more into this. ;)
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Zue Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Filmographer
:bow: 
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CinnaMonroe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
I keep my colorwheel by my workspace all the time, even though I have sites online that help too. I whip it out to show my family what colors they're trying to use go best with what XD

Resources for others~

paletton.com/#uid=1000u0klllla…
color.adobe.com/create/color-w…
mudcu.be/sphere/
Blender: meyerweb.com/eric/tools/color-…
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mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Filmographer
wonderful sharing. :D thanks!
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Abbysol Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Color Theory always confused me so much xD
also I am with you, Rainbows all the Way! 
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mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Filmographer
go rainbows!
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