@Romance: Sweet, was beginning to worry about you .
@invinciblewombat: HA! I was wondering myself why I haven't seen more things like this out here; decided to be brave and step up. Maybe I'm going to be sued or knocked off by some wierd art school conspiracy group for starting up this open source education... Anyways, where are you going to school? Oh and do some of the exercises!
@MindCandyMan: very cool to see you in here and excited! Hope you stick around, I'm sure we could learn much from your insight stemming from your "journey" and otherwise; and *cough* maybe you could spread some of that Atelier lovin around...
I see the orange in your sphere but according to the Color Picker this blended more into a red magenta. The warm orange feel is still there but without even a hint of yellow, very interesting. Somewhere I read that using a little bit of your objects complementary color in the highlights can also create the vibrating effect your talking about. I think... it may have been written by Mr. Manley actually. It's something I've been trying to figure out recently.
You mention how your sphere would have the opposite hue shifts in North Light. I've heard it recommended many times to paint in North Light, why? How is it different than the other directions? Obviously I think you would get more of the sun in a west or east light, but why not south?
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The warm and cool relationships of colors has really caught my attention recently as well, still working it through in my head really. The warmth would usually come from the sun I'd say and the cooling mostly from the blue sky but also from what I'd call color relativity. For instance a color in sunlight would be fairly intense from the amount of light it is receiving however in the shadow the object would be recieving less pure light and therefore less intense (and of course lower in value). An low intensity red will look cold when next to a high intensity red. Add to this that the sky is most likely the greatest source of reflected lighting filling our shadows with cool light.
Maybe because light itself is energy that is usually converted to heat that the color of sunlight is considered warm and the color of shadows are considered cool? Would this be the same on Mars? Maybe a little bit due to color relativity I suppose.
What about say a blue object with a cool light source in a cool enviroment? Will the shadow still be cool enough to distinquish it? Or will it actually feel warm with color relativity?
Ah so many questions, but it's exciting to me.
I'm sure at least MindCandyMan is familar with this post of FredFlickstone's I'm still trying to figure it all out:http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...&postcount=373
Wonder where Mr. Lemen has gone off to?
Oh, here is the one of the best examples of color relativity (they call it color perception, might be a better name?) I've ever seen:
I usually have a hard time being "tricked" by this illusion (Suppose I should feel blessed) but this one gets me every time.
Edit: Oh I thought you all might find this interesting. While working on an assignment involving a design featuring colors of the same value but different intensities I found that intensity is also closely related to value. I had to use different "values" of colors with different intensities for them to come out nearly the same in grayscale. Is this a natural part of physics or is this a fallacy of converting to grayscale?