Understanding Colors

Understanding Colors

$60.00
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# 3.00 hours

3 - 30 participants

3.00 hours online

3 - 30 participants

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I have been a professional artist since 1991, and have worked in various industries (comic books, illustration, film, animation, video games) and used various mediums (traditional drawing/painting to digital 2D and 3D). I have done freelance work as well as spent time in various studios as art director and concept artist for animation and video games. Besides doing art, I'm also a musician and have written songs for pop-stars and composed music for film and games. I'm very passionate about writing and storytelling too and have written graphic novels, screenplays, novels, and articles for magazines. I'm also a photographer and shoot portraits, real estate, food, products, and fashion. When not pursuing creative endeavors, I teach all the things I do professionally (art, photography, music, writing, game development). Website: https://www.ethereality.info Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/robertchang Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunatiquerob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LunatiqueRob Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobLunatiqueChang/

Too often I've heard students lamenting how they have no idea what colors to use in their images, or how ineffective and awkward their color choices appear. Some seem to even believe it's some kind of black magic and a good sense of color can't be learned. 

This class will demystify colors by deconstructing the technical and artistic reasons behind color choices. Students will gain insight into how colors can be deployed for specific creative effects, and how to determine the appropriate colors to use in any given situation. 

The lessons cover a wide range of topics like common color palette strategies, color temperature, the effects of chroma, color relativity, radiosity, inherent local color shifts, color contrast, color emotions, and the laws of physics that play a vital role in understanding the nature of colors such as mixtures of colored light sources and how various colors appear under different colored lights. In addition, students will also learn about the common mistakes that artists make when dealing with colors, how to avoid those mistakes, and how they can be bolder with colors and use them in unconventional ways to achieve unexpected and refreshing results.

Prerequisites: Any skill and experience level welcome, whether you can only draw stick figures, or can already draw and paint at a decent level.

Materials Required: Digital or analog tools, as long as you can draw and paint with them. But keep in mind that digital tools have the advantages of undos, layers, quick and easy access to any color, vast range of drawing tools, transform tools, quick editing of contrast, values, and colors, etc., and those advantages often translates into more confidence to experiment and try different approaches, because you know you can easily backtrack or make changes. The concepts taught in the class can be applied to both analog and digital, but when doing the demonstrations, I will be using digital tools (usually Photoshop or Procreate), as I prefer the convenience, flexibility, and power.

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I have been a professional artist since 1991, and have worked in various industries (comic books, illustration, film, animation, video games) and used various mediums (traditional drawing/painting to digital 2D and 3D). I have done freelance work as well as spent time in various studios as art director and concept artist for animation and video games. Besides doing art, I'm also a musician and have written songs for pop-stars and composed music for film and games. I'm very passionate about writing and storytelling too and have written graphic novels, screenplays, novels, and articles for magazines. I'm also a photographer and shoot portraits, real estate, food, products, and fashion. When not pursuing creative endeavors, I teach all the things I do professionally (art, photography, music, writing, game development). Website: https://www.ethereality.info Artstation: https://www.artstation.com/robertchang Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunatiquerob/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LunatiqueRob Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobLunatiqueChang/