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September 12th, 2010 #1
Blend in blue - need advice on color combination
Hi, I'm working on a new piece. I want blue to be the main color in the painting, but the way it is now, I think it's too blue...
Do you have suggestions of what colors I could include, and where? I've never used blue as a main color for a painting, so I don't know how to balance it with other colors to make an interesting picture. Thanks~
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Orange and blue are commonly used together in color schemes because they're complementary colors. So you could use orange instead of blue for her dress for instance, to draw attention to that part. Once you learn the complementary colors (really easy!), you'll start seeing it in a lot of images.
Complementary colors are colors directly across from each other on the color wheel. When put side by side, they create a lot of contrast, and make each other look more intense, thus attracting attention to that point.
So for instance, red-green or like before, orange-blue.
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September 12th, 2010 #3
September 12th, 2010 #4
Orange-up the pendant-thing? Maybe use a warm color for the eyes?
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September 12th, 2010 #5