Color Theory

Color Theory Author Patti Mollica
ISBN-10 9781600583025
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Walter Foster Pub
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Cover subtitle: An Essential guide to color-- from basic principles to practical applications.

Color Theory

Color Theory Author José María Parramón
ISBN-10 0823007553
Year 1989
Pages 111
Language en
Publisher
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In depth demonstrations teach how to interpret the basic shapes of the head and facial features. Everyone who paints or draws portraits worries most about one thing: getting an accurate likeness. But getting a likeness doesn't take genius and isn't based on a bag of tricks. It's really a matter of learning to use a logical procedure, based on careful observation of the subject, and then lots of practice. Drawing a Likeness is divided into three parts. In the first part you learn how to analyze a head--how to recognize the basic shapes and their variations, and place the features within the larger form of the head. Drawings of many different subjects serve as examples. In the second part, the actual drawing procedure is analyzed in minute detail as three different-shaped heads--oval, rectangular, and round--are drawn. Each of these three demonstrations contains a photograph of the subject and develops the portrait in great detail (45 actual steps) right down to the finished drawing. In the third part of the book, you learn how to use different combinations of drawing materials to create a wide range of effects: charcoal, Conté, and carbon pencils on both gray and white charcoal paper, graphite pencils on illustration board, soft and hard charcoal sticks and pencils on smooth board, charcoal and carbon pencil worked over acrylic-gessoed chipboard. There are six demonstrations in this section showing how to draw men and women of different ages. Each demonstration has ten steps, one per page, and includes a photograph of the subject. Drawing a Likeness is a basic, practical book for anyone who has ever tried to draw or paint a portrait--students, amateurs, professionals, and teachers.

Perspective

Perspective Author William F Powell
ISBN-10 9781610580830
Year 1989-01-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Walter Foster
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DIVWhether you specialize in drawing—even cartooning and animationùor prefer media such as acrylic, oil, pastel, or watercolor, a good knowledge of perspective is invaluable. It is the foundation of all great paintings and drawings, no matter what medium. Perspective shows you everything you need to know to make objects look three dimensional. Practice the methods of measuring and dividing areas proportionately; then learn how we perceive depth and distance, and how to render it correctly on paper or canvas. You will learn the basics and beyond, covering concepts like foreshortening; cast shadows; reflections; and even one-, two-, and three-point perspective. And once you have a good grasp of the basics, it's easy to graduate to more complex and irregular forms. This comprehensive guide will show you how!/div

Color Theory Made Easy

Color Theory Made Easy Author Jim Ames
ISBN-10 0823007545
Year 1996
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher
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Argues that the reason artists have difficulty with color is because the accepted primary color scheme is wrong and suggests an alternative approach using cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Mastering Oil Painting

Mastering Oil Painting Author Walter Foster Creative Team
ISBN-10 9781600583360
Year 2013-09-15
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Walter Foster Pub
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Provides an overview of the basic tools and materials to get started painting with oils and explores a variety of techniques to render realistic portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.

Color Mixing in Acrylic

Color Mixing in Acrylic Author Walter Foster Creative Team
ISBN-10 9781600583889
Year 2014-08-15
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Walter Foster Pub
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Beginning with detailed information for using acrylic mixing tools and materials, Color Mixing in Acrylic introduces artists to the basics, including supports, colour palettes, painting knives, mediums, and other essentials designed to assist them in effe

Interaction of Color

Interaction of Color Author Josef Albers
ISBN-10 0300115954
Year 2006
Pages 145
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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Conceived as a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors, and students, this timeless book presents Albers' unique ideas of color experimentation in a way that is valuable to specialists as well as to a larger audience.

Confident Color

Confident Color Author Nita Leland
ISBN-10 9781600610127
Year 2008-10-21
Pages 159
Language en
Publisher North Light Books
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Readers will learn how to easily and efficiently select colors when painting to take their compositions to new heights in a reference that introduces the principles and applications of color theory and includes a detailed, illustrated color glossary.

Blue and Yellow Don t Make Green

Blue and Yellow Don t Make Green Author Michael Wilcox
ISBN-10 0967962870
Year 2001
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher North Light Books
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Artists, designers, printers, and crafters alike would agree that the selection and use of color is of great importance to their work. And, yet, a great deal of misunderstanding surrounds color mixing. Michael Wilcox offers a total reassessment for the principles underlying color and color usage. This sequel to the original 'Blue & Yellow Don't Make Green' - the first major breakaway from the traditional concepts of the 3 primary colors - red, blue and yellow - contains more than 80 pages of new information on the transparency and makeup of colors and including many new color mixing swatches.

A Visual Guide to Classical Art Theory for Drawing and Painting Students

A Visual Guide to Classical Art Theory for Drawing and Painting Students Author Eric Mantle
ISBN-10 1935166077
Year 2013-11-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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Eric Mantle presents the basics of classical theory in a clear & and concise manner for all beginning drawing and painting students. His book features diagrams that illustrate every concept. Students will see the complexities of color theory and understand how to create the illusion of volume and depth on a 2-dimensional surface. As an art student, Professor Mantle recalls, "I was frequently frustrated by instructional books that gave lengthy verbal descriptions of visual concepts and then showed small and/or unclear diagrams of those concepts. As an art teacher, I found that my students would ;gain a clearer understanding of a visual concept if my verbal explanation was combined with a diagram of that concept. A Visual Guide to Classical Art Theory is great for both traditional and non-traditional media. Each page, theory and diagram represents different tool for the artist to use. Through their use, the artist will find an infinite number of solutions. Artists also may use the book to create a trompe-l'oeil effect in graffiti art or the illusion of volume and depth on the computer. A Visual Guide to Art Theory is presented in a unique, non-verbal format that clearly illustrates the effect of perspective on color, light and shade.

Color Harmony

Color Harmony Author Hideaki Chijiiwa
ISBN-10 0935603069
Year 1987
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Rockport Pub
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"Hideaki Chijiiwa has compiled this exciting guide for use by graphic designers, fashion and interior designers, artists-and indeed all who require to choose combinations of colors for creative effect. While the central section (pages 44 to 121) consists of a very extensive range of different color combinations to make choices from, Color Harmony is in fact very much more than this. The delightful presentation from page 1 on provides a subtle introduction to color theory right through to the useful color cards of all the basic colors used for the guide."--COVER BOOK.

Painting in Acrylic

Painting in Acrylic Author Varvara Harmon
ISBN-10 9781600583353
Year 2013-06-01
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Walter Foster
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Ideal for beginning and intermediate artists seeking to develop their acrylic painting skills, Painting in Acrylic features a range of techniques and valuable instruction for working with this classic medium and painting a variety of subjects. Beginning with detailed information for using acrylic tools and materials, Painting in Acrylic introduces artists to the basics, including brushes, supports, acrylic mediums, color palettes, and other essentials for using this fast-drying paint. Artists will learn about color theory, the color wheel, and such basic techniques as impasto, stippling, glazing, drybrushing, washes, and creating an underpainting. Aspiring artists will explore value, perspective, light, shadow, and form, as well as how to effectively render a variety of textures, including wood, foliage, glass, metal, water, rock, and more. Engaging, approachable step-by-step projects appeal to artists of all skill levels and cover a range of subject matter, including still lifes, animals, tabletop compositions, landscapes, flowers, trees, and more, from start to finish. A professional acrylic painter provides easy-to-follow, comprehensive instruction and inspiration so artists can put their newfound skills to practical use as they discover the secrets to mastering this lightweight, versatile, and easy-to-use medium. Perfect for first-time acrylic painters, as well as experienced artists looking to refine their technique, Painting in Acrylic inspires creativity, provides suggestions for overcoming technical obstacles, and includes plenty of useful tips and encouragement. With comprehensive, valuable information; stunning artwork; and a fresh take on a traditional medium, Painting in Acrylic is the perfect addition to any artist’s library.

Color Choices

Color Choices Author Stephen Quiller
ISBN-10 0823006972
Year 2002-02-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Watson-Guptill Publications
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Discusses color relationships and the color wheel, tells how to develop color schemes, and shows a variety of paintings

Color

Color Author Betty Edwards
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058886980
Year 2004-09-23
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher
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The author of The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain distills the complext principles of color theory into a practical, easy-to-follow method of working with color to produce harmonious and pleasing combinations, explaining how to see and use color and how to mix and combine hues. Simultaneous. One Spirit & QPB.

Foundations of Color

Foundations of Color Author Jeff Davis
ISBN-10 9780986163708
Year 2015-02-23
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Tempe Digital
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Foundations of Color by Jeff Davis provides a straightforward examination of the major topics of color theory. Written in a clear and concise style, this textbook presents the basic concepts of color in a logical order, with each chapter building on the next. The book employs a highly visual design with numerous diagrams that elegantly illustrate each color principle. The diagrams are paired with relevant examples of contemporary art that connect theory to application. Foundations of Color has been written to be accessible by anyone with an interest in art or design. The efficient, practical approach provides useful guidance for beginning students and practicing professionals alike. Bridging traditional color theory with modern and digital applications, this book is appropriate for any creative field, including fine art, graphic design, interior design, fashion, photography, and web design. Foundations of Color is an essential addition to any art and design library. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 - Color provides an introduction to the phenomenon of color, the physics of light, and color vision. Chapter 2 - Hue examines the defining property of hue and explores the idea of color temperature through warm and cool hues. Chapter 3 - Value examines the defining property of value and explores the use of a value scale for measuring normal value. Chapter 4 - Saturation examines the defining property of saturation, from chromatic to neutral to achromatic colors. It also discusses the color variations of tints, tones, and shades. Chapter 5 - Color Systems outlines systems for organizing color, from traditional paint to contemporary additive and subtractive systems. Primary, secondary, and tertiary hues are identified and organized into a color wheel for each color system. Chapter 6 - Color Schemes explores methods for developing color schemes, including monochromatic, analogous, and complementary relationships. Additional combinations focusing on hue, value, and saturation are examined for achieving color harmony. Chapter 7 - Color Interaction explores the interaction of color and effects such as afterimage, simultaneous contrast, optical mixing, and vibration. Chapter 8 - Color Composition concludes by reviewing the compositional effects of color. Topics include color's impact on emphasis, balance, space, and unity.