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    Color Theory Books?

    Hello,
    I was wondering which book to buy to get started with color theory and its application.

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    Hello Banangroda,

    I'm looking for the same thing and don't have any book recommendations but I recently got Jermey Vickery's dvd on light and color (the guy works at Pixar so you know he's got to have skills). It's like a crash course and it has a quick pace, he avoids a lot of technical jargon. The color section is brief but very helpful. It goes over color temperature. And the other sections on light, bounce light, shadows are just as good.

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    I am working on the conceptart.org value and color theory downloads right now. The first portion is filmed already and I hope to have them all wrapped up by Friday and off to the editing team. If all goes well end of next week they will start coming out.


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    Oooohhh I think my mom's gonna get that for Christmas.... And the Android one too...

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    I'm not sure about the DVD - at least for now. I want some theory behind the practical part...

    Jason that sounds great, can't wait.

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    While you wait for Jason, check out Briggsy's new site.


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    Oh, thanks. I'll check it out.

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    Please do! and I'll try to answer any questions or comments you have here:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=112049

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    Colors theory? I think not. its is important enough to know red and yellow make theorange and blue and redare the purples. why is so hard to understanding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCRITABLE View Post
    Colors theory? I think not. its is important enough to know red and yellow make theorange and blue and redare the purples. why is so hard to understanding?
    I'm not quite picking up the sarcasm that should be here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCRITABLE View Post
    Colors theory? I think not. its is important enough to know red and yellow make theorange and blue and redare the purples. why is so hard to understanding?
    I don't really know that much about art...
    but so far
    that is probably the dumbest thing I have seen on here...
    besides insect Battle haha

    EDIT:
    Also just check your local Barnes and Noble
    they have some great books there.

    EDIT 2: haha I just keep adding on
    I think Seedlings Conceptart 101 thread has a color theory section

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green-fire View Post
    I don't really know that much about art...
    but so far
    that is probably the dumbest thing I have seen on here...
    besides insect Battle haha
    what?! just because i am knowing the colors does not mean i ma dumb. i am smart and knowwhat i saying. when you mix the colors you get the more colors!!!! it is simple.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by UNCRITABLE View Post
    what?! just because i am knowing the colors does not mean i ma dumb. i am smart and knowwhat i saying. when you mix the colors you get the more colors!!!! it is simple.....
    Hey, you're right! Let me try!
    Perspective: when things is close theyare bigger, small fara way!!!
    Antomy: first is the bones, then is the muscles, then is skin!!!!
    Light and shade: when things are is light , use ligth, and dark for dark things!! and for inbetween use middles!!!!!!
    IT IS SIMPLE!

    Jason, you might as well shut the site down, nothing more needs to be said. Our work here is done.


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    Friggin awesome Elwell!!!LOL.

    So lets put Uncritables boundless knowledge to the test. In as few words as possible explain the theories of simultaneous contrast, split complementary harmonies and principles of colour bias.

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    Ooh my god, and I even tried to help the dude...haha, waste of time I see for the GOD OF ALL ASS...uhh...ART.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Hey, you're right! Let me try!
    Perspective: when things is close theyare bigger, small fara way!!!
    Antomy: first is the bones, then is the muscles, then is skin!!!!
    Light and shade: when things are is light , use ligth, and dark for dark things!! and for inbetween use middles!!!!!!
    IT IS SIMPLE!

    Jason, you might as well shut the site down, nothing more needs to be said. Our work here is done.


    so rude!!!! im only speakings what i think is truth on the colors theorie! mean commenting will not get me to understand whatyouaretalking about the colors theorie..... why can i choose what color I please?
    THAT is art im beilieving... i make the choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hybridstar View Post
    Friggin awesome Elwell!!!LOL.

    So lets put Uncritables boundless knowledge to the test. In as few words as possible explain the theories of simultaneous contrast, split complementary harmonies and principles of colour bias.
    ...not understanding

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    Wow.
    I love Elwell
    Well.
    Uncritable
    show us some of your work...
    then we will decide if you "understanding a arts"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green-fire View Post
    Wow.
    I love Elwell
    Well.
    Uncritable
    show us some of your work...
    then we will decide if you "understanding a arts"
    well he has a sketchbook that has been moved to the "oohs and ahhs" section... unfortunately it's the first seemingly serious ooh's and ahhs thread in there : /

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Hey, you're right! Let me try!
    Perspective: when things is close theyare bigger, small fara way!!!
    Antomy: first is the bones, then is the muscles, then is skin!!!!
    Light and shade: when things are is light , use ligth, and dark for dark things!! and for inbetween use middles!!!!!!
    IT IS SIMPLE!

    Jason, you might as well shut the site down, nothing more needs to be said. Our work here is done.

    man, you know, it's 4am here in spain and I laughed so hard that my father woke up and told me a couple of things

    anyway, ROFL

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