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Quick and Dirty Color Theory by DarlingMionette Quick and Dirty Color Theory by DarlingMionette
My Quick & Dirty Color Theory Tutorial. That turned out to not be so quick >.> I got absorbed and explained a lot more than I originally intended. LMAO I hope you guys find it useful :)

More tutorials to come!
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Quick and Dirty Color Theory by =DarlingMionette ( Suggested by sweetychan and Featured by Elandria )
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ResidentialPsycho Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally!  An explanation on why all of my people look like plastic figures!
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KawaiiTsuyu Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I will try to use your advices about color in my future drawings! thank you very much for helping begginers!!! Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) 
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AdventageousLizards Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O reading through this has taught me more than any art class I've ever been to. Seriously, I've been looking for something like this for a long time.
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Saloame Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
I love your tutorial it's really helpful :)
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rozichka Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial - I found it very useful, especially on palette decisions :)
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:d you're welcome
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FJolliff Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually really in depth for such a short tutorial! Congrats to you on the DD, you really deserve it!

I just hope I can remember all of this for my college color theory class... It'll make it so much easier!
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thank you!
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FJolliff Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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lilylighty Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just saying, that in the second paragraph when you were talking about the outer ring, you made to mistakes, the Outter Ring, instead of Outer Ring, and then the first hue you said Huge.
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DeSom-The-Conqueror Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I must thank you<3 This has been a great guide!
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awwies thank you!
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TripleRainbowDash Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :heart:
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
welcome :D
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georgie25 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
O how I appreciate this! Thanx so much.
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome :3
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jak-teh-ripper Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is incredibly useful and relevant to my interests.
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ^^.. i think.
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MekoNekoAnime1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful Thank You!! =D
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!
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MekoNekoAnime1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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derpychan14 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This will help me a lot. LOL. it seems complicated at first. . . ..
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
XD i'm glad you found it helpful
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im42nut2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
an interesting result in the rbg system is that blue and green make yellow (as in your tv screen); whereas in the rby system blue and yellow make green (as in mixing paint)
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extremepacman Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I thought green and red made yellow in rbg?
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AwesomeTheAmazing Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist
I believe it is green and red... The same system is used in the human eye (RGB) to make yellow, so I do believe you are correct
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It is interesting how that works out :3
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im42nut2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I had learned that the difference between the red/blue/green primary color system and the red/blue/yellow system were due to how we observed them. The red/blue/green primaries are because we are looking at source light. The red/blue/yellow primaries are because we are looking at reflected light.
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hrm. I've never heard that before, I'll have to investigate :3
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sistemx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I thought primary colors were
Red, green and blue.
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nuu. red yellow and blue. green is made by combining blue and yellow. RBG (red blue green) is a color system used on computers to define digital color(along with CYMK, or cyan, yellow, magenta, and key (or black) which is used for printing), but the traditional color primaries are RBY. the reason there's more than one system is that there are two different ways of combining colors: additive and subtractive. printers use subtractive color methods and traditional paints use additive... so depending on which you're using, the color wheel changes.
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congatrehp Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah! it's very very useful.i realy like it! thanks
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you found it helpful!
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Zjacklee Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   Digital Artist
This seems to contain everything I would ever need to know about colors to start painting. Thanks for sharing!

One more thing... (hope the question is not too noobish. xD but i'm clueless about colors)
before I even start choosing colors for my objects, the first thing I have to have in mind is my atmosphere right? And then choose colors according to any rule(triad, split complementary etc) based on that chosen atmospheric color as the main dominant color?
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
generally yes - the aim is to use the atmosphere to give your pic an "overall color scheme/look"- you want your color scheme to be cohesive - where it all looks like it's connected and part of the same picture.... when you don't factor in atmosphere or set a overall theme color, it can look really cartoony and fake. examples:

WITHOUT overall color: [link]
WITH overall color: [link]

skill/subject matter aside, the cohesive color schemed picture is more visually attractive than the one where the colors are just all over the place. It's easiest to choose your atmosphere as a main color for your picture because it will encompass the entire picture... secondary colors or complimentary would be in the figure or focus area of your image.. and then you'd use a contrasting color to make details within the focus area/figure stand out.
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LoonyFred Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
That is a wonderful tutorial! Than you so much!
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Cardboredbox Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. Will definitely take this to heart. Thank you!
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D you're welcome!
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SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What program is this for?
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
any program o.O it's general color theory. it applies to real life as well.
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SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. I just had to ask, because it doesn't specify what program you used, and it looks like Photoshop Creative Suites...which a lot of people don't have.
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i've never used photoshop creative suites in my life XD
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SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What program do you use?
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Easy Paint Tool SAI usually, and some photoshop for minor adjustments.
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SnowblindOtter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah.
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I-Am-A-Flying-Bird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this tutorial. I hope I'll improve with colouring by this ^^
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD you're welcome~
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Ceil Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
That was great! :+fav:
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DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks!
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Tavaris Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the work you put into this, I hope I can learn from you x'D.
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