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Okay, I wish this could be a hundred pages longer. Color's such an intense and complex subject, there's so much that you can do with it...

Also I'm a little less than impressed with how the colors look when I switch to my other monitor after having drawn on the Cintiq. That always irks me, monitor differences :/

I didn't want to type it out because I think more about what I'm saying when I write it, and when I type I tend to ramble. Like now, I guess.

Anyway, if this helps even a couple of people, then it was worth the hours I spent on it. I'll be happy to answer any questions anyone has, to the best of my ability. If you want to tell me I'm wrong about something, OK, but make sure it's only a factual thing we're discussing. Color is completely up to each person, so let it be something factual if you'd like to debate something I've said.

Anyway... Yeah, thanks a ton to *YooMe for compiling all the images for me and making little buttons and the preloader and stuff. I don't know how to work Flash very well.

Also, if flash doesn't work for you, Eevee uploaded it in a simple format for me: [link]

And, here's the last page with sample palettes: [link]

I hope it's useful to you guys!

Edit: fixed a problem with the color wheel


Edit again: I understand, RBY is a bit outdated. Perhaps in another iteration I can include RBG and CYM, though it doesn't matter as long as you understand how they relate to each other, really.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-11-05
How I See Color - A Tutorial by =purplekecleon has spent the past few days flooding my inbox with DD suggestions from so many deviants that I figured I should feature it before they start a revolt against me! ;P It's a highly informative and thought provoking Flash presentation on color theory. This Daily Deviation was suggested by *ZulayaWolf, ~HarajukuLoversMusic, *chu00master, ~sketchLark, =Bhansith, =MzzAzn, *alicexz, `PearlEden, =Kikariz, ~dumcuibap, ~shadowsblood360, *NMNA...

(...And a few others to whom I am sorry that your names were accidentally and irretrievably deleted because my brain sucks.)

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Koogleblitz 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love in-depth tutotorials!
VivArts 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
This was such a fantastic tutorial! Not only was it mentally stimulating and interactive, but incredibly useful. I learned there is a lot I NEED to learn when it comes to coloring. Thank you so much for putting so much time and effort into this for everyone. :iconifreakinlovehimplz:
A friend linked me a mirror of your color color theory once and I liked it very much it was very hepful, then while going through deviant art one day (today) I found your vaporeon speedpaint and in my head the art style seemed very familiar so I looked at your account, and I realized it was you,the same person that wrote the tutorial  x3  (forever bookmarked to my computer)
~Super happy to have found your DA, not dissapointed in the slightest, thank you for going through the trouble of making this. (~^-^)~
This is incredible, and that page where you explained how the shading was darkest at the point it started really blew my mind. I have been doing the "polygonal" shading for ages without know why sometimes it looked off. I still don't completely get it, but at least now I know where I was going wrong. And I learned a lot about overall color theory too. Thanks for making this. 
This is awesome and really helpfull!
Really inspired to try out the stuff you showed! Thought I knew a lot about shading, as it's been one of the traits I've been thinking "This is something I KNOW how to do", but really, now I learnt that I know NADA! (learned it in a POSITIVE way, of course ^^')
Thank you thank you thank you thank you!~ :la: :hug:
Argiee Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredibly helpful, thank you so much for creating it.  Looking back, I've made so many coloring mistakes. XD
Roxalew Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Insanely helpful :D thank you for posting ^^
TheDyingButterfly Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is fantastic!
Thank you!
and the outlining part, i agree with that, but outlining with a bright light color makes it really pretty
it works well if the character is ghostly too
this very interesting and helpful
but, my brain just doesnt take in information very easily
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