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The Color Tutorial - Part 1 by sashas The Color Tutorial - Part 1 by sashas
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Snap. I think that's the quickest one my tutorials have been turned into a Daily Dev. Thanks very much. Also, thanks to people who have faved/commented/watched and to the groups that requested this dev. Much Love.

I haven't had enough time to finish this tutorial in full so I'm submitting this first part of my coloring tutorial which I had in my scraps+some new parts. To tell the truth, it makes me a little nervous to do tutorials in parts, because I do a lot of reorganizing as I do tutorials to make things seem... logical. But whatevs.

Next sections cover color perception and painting techniques which can be applied traditionally and digitally.

I hope some of you find this helpful.

With Love,

P.S. I'd like to make a note that while I go over typical color relationships like complementary colors, and I go over color wheels, all this should be taken only a short-hand for an easy way to pick a color palette and a way to introduce people to terms artist commonly used to define color. The most important parts are the ones about hue, purity, and value, color mixing, and gamut.

Remember that you're the artist, and you should pick the colors that appeal to you.

I make my tutorials for free, but if you enjoy my tutorials and want to donate some funds for gas, art books and such, I would appreciate it. [link]

Helpful Stuff: [link]
Perspective Tutorial: [link]
Pencil Tutorial: [link]
Lineart Tutorial: [link]
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Given 2010-11-21
The Color Tutorial - Part 1 -- Suggester's words: ~sashas explains concepts dealing with color in a really easy to understand and thorough way... and it's organized beautifully. This would be useful to everyone, I think. ( Suggested by BrokenApollo and Featured by FantasyStock )
Yoyoyokitty Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry, I can read the tutorial, I cant see it /:
the picture is so small, im even using a magnifying glass app to zoom in on the pic and the words are all smudged and blurry. /:
Can you make your tutorial pics. a bit bigger? I was zoomed in 600% w/ that app and it was still blurry.
4thofficial Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Are you on the official DA app? Android or ios? I ask because on Android there is a magnifying glass on the deviation page that loads the a higher resolution image - that's what I'm using and I can view the words here perfectly.
Yoyoyokitty Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im using desktop computer, wndows 8
I just the windows button on keyboard and the plus key at the same time and it brings up the magnifying glass app.
Aerite Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this tutorial! :heart:
KawaiiCandyCane Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Interface Designer
bluemooze Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015   Digital Artist
the-midnight-fairy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Please.. someone can help me?  I'm very confused.. everyone and even in Japanese magazines they  talk about a scheme color and how to pick up colors that match each others... but still i don't understand how to picking colors, based to that color weel...
I read this tutorial, but I have just confusion of colors and nothing else.

I'm doing a drawing and now finished lineart, I need to choose colors. I'm starting from the brown of hair.. but I still don't understand what colors match with brown better... there's tertiary colors, double color, 4 colors in the color weel... but how to actually use ? I dont even seen the brown I want in the color scheme, how can I know how to count to get the colors that match? 

I mean, when I come to color my own drawing... I can't understand what color take . All that I know is that Ive decided the color of hair (light brown). All the rest, I dont have idea how to picking up the correct colors that give the drawing a nice coloring (because the perfect colors calculation before choose a color. I dont want to use casual colors)... I'm so confused... 
See how they choose perfect colors?

How can I do somthing similar like in these pages?

Thank you for the help... 
the-midnight-fairy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
FINALLY! A tutorial that explain everything about color wheel! Thank you!
N3onN3ko Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is crazy helpful. Thank you!!
7dede7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
I am a future web developer and designer and this will help me a lot on my design part projects. awesome tutorial man!
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
DyingMan75 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!I hope it'll useful!
darkpix3ls Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much♥
marambaia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Absolutely superb!
ThisIsMissMic Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student
this is so helpful!
charmainelhs Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, this is really the best concise and understandable introduction to color theory that i have ever read! And I've been through quite a few... but got bored/was left in ????... yours takes the cake. Thanks so much for putting it together and sharing it! :)
Chockie84 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thanks alot for sharing.
KoniPerdomo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Very nice! Ill consult it alot.
cha0swing Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Wow! Thanks!:)
Kintupsi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for listing all those color scheme types! They were extremely useful in one of my projects. :D Also, very nice layout; I love the simplicity and the large, bright headers!
Vaunilla Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you!
Atalanta83 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helped me so much, not just in my art, but on my class too, for lightning on movies

XtreamCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... Is intense.

You've made it all so clear and concise. I am forever grateful.
mostafadn Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Just great!
ice-cream-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is AMAZING!!! Thank you SO much for making this! It really helps a lot.
ihartsnape Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks for putting this together! It's been awhile since my Color Theory class so I've really been wanting something to help me out again. This is perfect, thanks!
MissTwist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I seriously love you. Just saying.
Suraj2399 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
thx for the tutorials its very useful
xmeerzx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thnx a milliion
Bhansith Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is brilliant! Thank you for taking the time to put this together! :)
inisen1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I haven't had time to read it yet, but it seems very awesome! Thank you for making it :)
constantie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Faving for later usage :)
Charis3 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Great tutorial!
jotapehq Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Very cool!
rayyzer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks so much for this Sasha. you rock
jmqrz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very helpful, thank you!
suridhondlavagu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
WOow... Great ..This is so help full . So many people are having confusion with Digital, Printers and Traditional colour theories ( RGB, CMYK and RYB ). Iam explaining All about these to my students....But Up to now I didn't prepare like this tutorial.. This is Very nice.
VanessaBettencourt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
THnks for sharing
MegaJoy-Coon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial for every artist... I knew of a lot of the things on this, but it's good to be refreshed and learn some new things!
meirha Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
i think this could be helpful :heart:
liyafae Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
henrycarreno Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   General Artist
and interesting reading specially for me as i always forget this stuff when i read it many times.
CarlesTenorio Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial!!! Seriously!!!
sillentassault Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice! I know some of this but I learned the little I know by having teachers scream it at me :/ this looks much more simple and easy to comprehend
justCreate Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for this tutorial :)
Chronophontes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good for you, qualifying the "red-yellow-blue" dogma! (The one color you really can't get with cyan, magenta and yellow, is black - that's why printers use it.) And congrats on the DD!

(I remember the time I tried to get purple by mixing vermilion "red" with prussian blue. It did make a nice brown.)
WackyRacky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist
Your tutorials are incredibly helpful! I can imagine that they'll help many people (including myself) create more indepth art. Thanks very much :D
zakniteh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Absolutely awesmetastic! It's like Basic Design 1 class, but with all the information they left out. Thanks!
XOLGY Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Thank U very Much !
I-Andreea-I Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful thankyou!
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