warm colurs

ImagineFX - - In Depth Sci-fi With Feeling -

1 Un­der­stand­ing tem­per­a­ture Tem­per­a­ture is rel­a­tive, so any colour can have a warm or cool ver­sion depend­ing on the colours around it. Even warm colours such as red, yel­low and or­ange can look cool, and like­wise blue, green and vi­o­let can be made warm by us­ing them in con­junc­tion with other colours.

2 Block in shadow Once the draw­ing is es­tab­lished, I block in the shadow. For the colour of the shadow, I mix Ul­tra­ma­rine Blue and Burnt Umber to cre­ate a medium dark value, blue-grey. Be­cause most art stu­dio lights have a warm colour, the cool shadow cre­ates dy­namic colour con­trast.

3 Tran­si­tion tones I put a wash of dark, blue-grey on the bor­der of the shadow shape. This softens the edge and cre­ates a tran­si­tion of value from dark to light. To mix the darker tone, I use Burnt Umber and Ul­tra­ma­rine Blue again, but with more pig­ment and less wa­ter.

4 Half-tones and lights To cre­ate a base flesh-tone, I use a mix­ture of Alizarin Crim­son, Yel­low Ochre and Ul­tra­ma­rine Blue. I add more yel­low to the light-fac­ing planes, which re­sults in a more life-like colour. For the half-tones, I add more red and blue for greater colour sat­u­ra­tion and a darker value.

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