As you Know, Cursed Monkeys have the intention and philosophy of sharing all we know with the entire painting comunity. So with this idea as base we filmed some video tutorials to show small concepts aplied as in painting as sculpting (you all remember the sword tutorials in several formats)
We want to keep trying and do another step offering more complex contents for those who want to get deeper and learn not only the how’s, the why’s things are done in one way or another instead only a resource to solve a single situation. from there borned the idea of writting some small pieces of contents that are usually offered only in classroom courses
obviously most of us are partially self-taught, that means that all we know comes from our own experience and that we learned from other’s one instead from a formal education. I tell you that because all that I’m going to write is only my interpretation of the knowledge I learned in time, so it’s possible i’m wrong in something, or i didn’t understood completely something or just someone is disagree with me.
idea is that everyone read and understand as better as possible that I want to show, and the you must choose those parts that fits fine on your own stile and taste and add them with all the other content in parallel as another ways or options. I don’t use all that I learned from others, I even don’t like everything others do, but at least after hearing and listening them I can understant what they tried to do and why they did in that way. That’s very important. We must be true to ourselves and understand every new knowledge as an avaiable tool and not as a mandatory dogma.
It’s possible that i use another people’s miniatures to show and explain concepts because i think that their aplication of the concept in that moment was perfect and it’s very clear for a didactical use. if you see one of your miniatures here and don’t want to be used please write me and I’ll remplace asap.
Said all of this, my intentions is to explain color theory as best as possible in the way i understand it. I’ll start with the basics to grown in difficulty.
Contents will be the following:
- Lighting (general, cenital and focal)
- primary colors and saturation
- Secondary colors and complementary
- Color temperature
- Kinds of contrast (lightning, complementary, saturation, temperature)
- color armony (analogous colors, split complementary, double complementary, triad equidistant)
- Atmosphere and intonation
it’s a hard to understant content just reading, but for most of you that have some previous knowledge could solve doubts, for those who not, it will give you some basic concepts and some ideas about eveything that is behind.
Even with that color theory is so complex, everything you are going to see here is just an approximation to it, there are many thing yet to discover after this small summary.