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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Edit again: I understand, RBY is a bit outdated.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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Sakura-iro Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
THE most useful color tutorial I have ever seen!!! :iconkiddnyaplz:
Sketchanda Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
how to make cwappy drawings look better by using shading :dummy:
theprojecthp Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's colour but great tutorial
TalentlessKitty Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist
there is American English and BritishEnglish. The American kind has most words simplefied, for example you write "color" in AE and "colour" in BE
Icefang908 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is so helpful! Thank you so so much for taking the time to make this! <3
ArtemisDragonrider Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone on tumblr recommended your coloring tutorial, and I'm so glad they did!!  This covered a lot of interesting color theory that I've never really explored that much before.  I've been experimenting with a lot of your suggestions, and it's definitely made me think about color in a whole new light! (haha see what i did there)  Anyway, thank you so much!! <3
NoveltyCrazies Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
this is sooooooo helpful <:3  I learned more about color here than in my actual color theory class.
u14amoritz Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
This helped me so much! Thank you!
Daretodream12890 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
omg this is probably one of the most helpfl things I've ever seen hhh thank you
Bergholtz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
It is a really nice tutorial but it is simply not true that shadows are always cooler than the surrounding area.  I would recomend Gurneys book Color and Light for a more nuanced take on things.
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