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    Colour & Composition

    COLOUR & COMPOSITION

    Ok so i have been thinking about this alot and trying to understand and use it correctly. I have been reading my colour theory notes and a few articles. BUT i think i need things explained another way. I am gearing my thoughts more towards enviroment and shot design, i understand some ideas about these topics. The hard part is applying these things correctly and having them look good.

    I have a hard time with colour choice, i tend to get really hing up on this. To a point where i become lost and don't know what to do.

    Anything that people could give i would appreciate. Thank you in advance!

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    I'm learning too, but here's some threads with some good info.

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    thank you for those links

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    The best way to choose colors is with a color wheel. If you choose three colors that are equidistant (like the points of a triangle) you cant go wrong. There are other methods of choosing colors on a wheel, and if you want to do it right without alot of guessing, you can use one of them. Also if you have time, a good way to understand color and compostion is to find a painting you like and repaint it. The deep concentration needed to reproduce an artwork will invariably lead you to many discoveries about how the successful artwork was created, and you will come out with a better understanding of how and why the colors and compostions are successful.

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    Track down the Loomis book called like, Creative Illustration I think. It covers both color and comps. Another essential for composition is "Pictorial Composition" by Henry Rankin Poor(e) (I think that's how you spell it). Also, there's a book called "Discovery of Pictorial Composition" that Ron Lemen said was awesome for information, but, if I remember right, dry to read.

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