Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Color Study~ Yellow and Red

OK, so I've been playing again. :-)
A few months ago I discovered a forum out there on the www, perhaps you've heard of it, called Wet Canvas. Its an awesome site where artists get together and share their expertise. Well in the forum there are some exercises you can do in color mixing.  One is a study in yellow, you can find it here
I used their suggestions for mixing colors to make up the chart above.
 Below is a color study in red .
 I used my own combinations of pencils based on what the forum explained in  color theory.
I think it opens up a whole new world in coloring, so many choices, so many results :-)

I hope some of you find this useful .
I'll be back on Thursday!

Pencils: Prismacolors


Rachel G said...

I like the green apple and the red apple that uses poppy red, canary yellow and mulberry. Oh, was this not a vote?? LOL! Thanks for your kind words on my blog...it is most appreciated. :) I'm hoping my sunflower card wins me guest designer at MFT tonight..so if you hear a loud noise at 8:45 ...don't worry it's just me freaking out in Ohio. *giggle*

Jen Shults said...

So cool! I'm teaching this in class right now to my 7th graders!

Annemaritta said...

Dorcas, this is fab. You are a wonderful artist and also you share so much with us.

Without you and your friendship I would be lost in this blogland and coloring! <3

Peggysue said...

I'm going to have to check out that site, as I need a boost to my pencil coloring. Altho I'll most likely just keep wingin' it!!

Debbie said...

Wow what a great idea.. And thanks for the link

Hugs Debbie

Cheryl said...

Thanks so much for sharing Dorcas, I am always looking for ways to improve my colour choices and you always help me.
Hugs Cheryl

Danielle Daws said...

Awesome! Thanks so much! Your colouring looks fabulous. :-)

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very cool! Leave it to you to find more awesome color combinations! You really are doing some practicing! LOL! Quite impressive. I hope to achieve just a portion of this greatness some day!

Barbara said...

Dorcas, thanks for sharing such a helpful coloring tool! Coloring, to me, is a form of magic, and you are one of the art's greatest magicians!

cheryl said...

oh this is one super idea hun,just love the red thanks for sharing hun hugs cherylxxx

Laura said...

HOW COOL! You're my favorite coloring artist ever!:)
It's amazing how many results you can get just by mixing the colors around!

I love this experiment!


Jovita @ Inky Impressions said...

Dorcas thank you for taking your time to make this chart. It will be extremely helpful to me since I have such a horrible time trying to figure out colors to blend. Thank for the links as well.. on my way to visit Wet Canvas.

Jess said...

Thanks so much for the link to Wet Canvas - I'm going to go check it out later. You should do tutorials or something Dorcas - that would be awesome! :)

CanadianScraps43 said...

This totally blows me away that you did this. I have another new set of watercolour pencils now and this information that you provided today will work so will with them, cuz now I have multiple colours to play with. I knew about adding some of the colours but most I didn't. I am gonna definetly check this out.

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