Learn Color Theory
Color theory, color wheel theory, or color theory for designers! How every you want to say it, it’s important! Color theory is both the science and art of using hues. It explains how humans perceive color; and the visual effects of how colors mix, match, or contrast with each other. Why does an animator need to learn color wheel theory? Simple, you want to be able to use color to convey emotion and feeling. The audience will react to your choice of colors for your characters and backgrounds. Is your villain really evil or is he a funny civilian? Color will give clarity! This course can be approached academically. I suggest reading some books and searching on google to learn more. Here is a list of books,
Traditional or digital?
We have created 10 different assignments for you to practice your color. You can choose if you want to do traditional or digital. You can even use other assignments like your figure drawing or animal drawing by adding your color pallets. Whatever you do, repetition is the key. For example, once you understand a color pallet, practice it and play around with the colors. First, listen to the video, second try to follow along, and finally execute the artwork.
Will color wheel theory for designers make me a better animator?
Tone theory for designers will make you a better artist. Accordingly, it will make you a better animator. Additionally, you will also be a skilled visual storyteller. It might seem purely academic, but work through it, afterward, you will reap the benefits of becoming a well-rounded artist. Also, consider you might want to do layout and backgrounds. Although not every animator wants to paint, it will be a great boon for you altogether. Another great benefit is the emotional aspect of color. Basically, you can certainly influence people’s emotions through color. Because people tend to view colors with certain emotions.
Some of the topics covered in this course are:
- The Color wheel
- Vocabulary and color terms
- Composition to show diverse emotions
This course can be taken for certificate or diploma credit or as a stand-alone class for enrichment. This course has no prerequisite, but it is recommended that you take the introductory courses prior to this course if you have not previously studied art or drawing techniques.
What Will You Learn?
- Understand the theory behind colors
- Learn how your color choices communicate to your audience
- Communicate story and mood through your art
- Get diploma credit for this course
Color wheel color rules harmonies
Color wheel color rules and harmonies24:02
The Color Wheel
Color theory terms and concepts part 1
Color theory terms and concepts part 112:27
Color theory terms part 1
Color theory terms and concepts part 2
Color theory terms and concepts part 213:35
Color theory terms part 2
Color theory terms and concepts part 3
Color theory terms and concepts part 322:50
Composition part 1
Composition part 122:05
Composition part 2
Composition part 231:46
Abstract shapes and designs
Composition part 3
Composition part 3 session 7
Composition part 3 Session 736:00
The the scary composition
The scary composition session 814:24
Scarry composition session 8
The beautiful comp
The Beautiful Composition18:19
The beautiful composition session 9
The rigid solid composition
The rigid, solid composition session 1029:36
Solid composition session 10