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August 21st, 2011 #1
picking base colors for clothing
hello, new to the site. ive been facing this problem for quite some time now;but, i wanted to ask for advice(and tutorials) on how to pick base colors for clothing. now ive already read tons on articles on complementry, triad, ect but i'm still not getting it... help plz
sry for lowercase, using ipad and splashtop app.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberAugust 22nd, 2011 #2
Don't really understand what your asking, the color of clothing is whatever you want it to be. Just like the color of everything else in the image. Use real life and historical costume books for reference and go from there. Obviously if your image is fantasy there are certain types of clothing that work better with fantasy then other types. All this is based in functionality and fashion.
Last edited by dpaint; August 22nd, 2011 at 12:07 PM.
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August 31st, 2011 #3
September 1st, 2011 #4
In other words you're trying to isolate the local color?
Very generally, I'd look for a color that is in between the highlights and shadows, and that is tinted least by the color of the light sources. But it can be simplistic to think in terms of local color, since this will always be changed by the lighting conditions -- sometimes you should just get good reference and pick patches of color as you see them. As you try to mix them up you will learn a lot about optical color mixing. Or if you're working transparently, try doing value painting first and then adding transparent color. There are lots of ways to approximate reality, depending on the materials you use and the look you're going for.
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