Previews of "Triads" on YouTube this Weekend
The Science of Color by Captain Disillusion
This new YouTube video by "Captain Disillusion" (Link to YouTube) explains a lot of important points about color: how we perceive it and how we chart it, from the hue circle of Isaac Newton to modern 3D luminance diagrams.
Every second of the video is packed with information, all beautifully illustrated with motion graphics. It goes by so fast you almost have to watch it twice to get it all.
For painters, a key quote is "A limited palette works just fine as long as the color relationships remain the same."
In the comments, can someone please share the links to the free software he mentioned that lets you chart 3D color gamuts and luminance charts?
Limited Palettes and Constrained Writing
How do you mix a color you're looking at?
Compared to Hummingbirds, We're Colorblind
|Costa Rican hummingbird, from Ask a Biologist|
"This extra level of discernment might also have been a trait of dinosaurs, which are thought to have sported colorful feathers. Mammals evolved as nocturnal beings that did not need to see the rich hues of the daylight world, so most—like your pet dog and cat—are dichromatic, and have only blue and green cones. People evolved a third cone (red), possibly because early primates developed an appetite for ripening fruits."
Complementary Color Scheme
|Greta Bridge by John Sell Cotman|
Color in Practice Now Available
Gary Geraths, Artist and Professor at Otis College of Art and Design, says:
Color in Practice --69 minutes. Studio exercises and practical applications on location.
Color in Practice—Comments from the Experts
The digital video download is available at Gumroad and Sellfy
New video tutorial comes out Monday, April 20
Painting in full color can be an intimidating experience for many students, or even for professionals who want to explore a new medium. There so many colors and brushes to choose from. And there are so many variables to consider, including hue, chroma, value, and wetness.
What I’ll do in this video workshop is start with a few basic, inexpensive materials and foundational ideas. I’ll demonstrate grisaille (black and white) painting in gouache. We’ll explore the variations you can get with the contrast between transparency and opacity.
The video is 70 minutes long. The download will be $17.99, and the DVD is $24.50, but there will be a launch day sale of 15% off on Monday, April 20.
Tia Kratter, Teacher and Art Director at Pixar and Disney said:
“As an art instructor, I am truly grateful for this approach. Here's why: so many people who want to learn how to use color start out by squeezing every tube of paint on their palettes and end up with a confusion of color. Your method of beginning simply with black and white, and showing that one can get so much variety with just two tubes of paint is excellent. I love how you move forward by slowly introducing new colors one-by-one. It makes the whole process seem so much less overwhelming. Thank you for your generosity of information!”