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    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...

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by skMOP View Post
    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.
    Thanks for the suggestion, skMOP. But what if I don't want to draw attention to her dress? The idea is that it blends with the background, so I'd like to use different colors on other parts of the drawing.

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    Orange-up the pendant-thing? Maybe use a warm color for the eyes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falchion View Post
    Orange-up the pendant-thing? Maybe use a warm color for the eyes?
    Thanks for the suggestion. I changed the pendant color to orange, her eyes to green, and the square-things in the background to orange. It looks much better!

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