There are two types of colour mixing, Additive and Subtractive
In both cases there are three primary colours, three secondary colours (colours made from 2 of the three primary colours in equal amounts), and one tertiary colour made from all three primary colours.
They both have different sets of primary colours.
(R)ed, (G)reen, (B)lue for Additive (C)yan, (M)agenta, (Y)ellow for Subtractive.
In Additive mixing, the combination of all the colours results in white. An example of mediums that use additive mixing would be lights and computer monitors
In Subtractive mixing, the combination results in Black, such as in paints or ink.
Colours come in various Hues and saturations. Hue is also known as “the colour of a colour”, in a pretty vague but comprehensible way.
Saturation, being the intensity of the colour.
I myself don’t fully understand how to use a colour wheel as of yet, but fortunately there are a variety of resources out there, such as the one below.
I also found this pretty cute tutorial on more practical use of colour theory!
Check out his other tutorials, they’re pretty nice and funny~
ALSO check out – Adobe Kuler – as a starter for colour palettes
– ASSIGNMENT EGO –
I think this activity really helps a lot.
It helped me look at a lot of aspects about myself that I either didn’t really notice, pay attention to, or things that weren’t at the forefront of my mind.
Really appreciate all the cool insights~ (￣▽￣)ノ
I am pretty happy with my lil’ hut in 2020 on the Singapore-Boat too, hahahaha.
Moving forward into the EGO Project
With the inclusion of colour, comes a balance I haven’t been able to figure out.
I’ve not been very good with colour schemes in the past, hopefully through this project I can improve quite a lot.
Since this project is an introspective one, an artist that sprang to mind was Kyle Thompson, a photographer, who’s work has a personal aspect.
While this isn’t a photography project, one thing that I really liked about his photos, was the tone of the colours and I’m looking to possibly incorporate those sorts of colours.
I had a couple others in mind as well, but I can’t seem to recall them at the moment, so what I did was to look through my Tumblr account that I haven’t really touched in awhile, but I was pretty sure there’d be stuff in there that’d be relevant.
Found a couple of things that are stirring some vague ideas out, about colour, designs and concepts.
Might update once I find more!