A forum for artists who paint with Water Soluble Oils
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Artists RYB color wheel and terms

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Janet
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2050
Join date : 2009-11-15
Location Location : North Bay, Ontario Canada

PostSubject: Artists RYB color wheel and terms   Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:48 pm

First a few definitions for beginners.

Primary Colors: Red, yellow and blue – cannot be mixed from any other colors.
Secondary Colors: Two primary colors mixed together resulting in orange, green and violet.
Tertiary (Intermediate) Colors: One primary and one secondary mixed together.
Aggressive (Warm) Colors: Reds, oranges and yellows.
Receding (Cool) Colors: Greens, blues and violets.
Hue: Another name for color.
Tint: Color + White
Tone: Color + Gray
Shade: Color + Black
Key Color: Dominant color in a color scheme or mixture.
Neutral Grey: Combination of black and white.
Intensity or Chroma: The brightness or dullness of a color.
Value: The lightness or darkness of a color.
Mono-chromatic: Using any shade, tint, or tones of one color.
Analogous: Using any shades, tints, or tones of colors that lie adjacent to each other on the wheel.
Achromatic: A colorless scheme using, blacks, whites and grays.
Complementary Colors: Combing a shade, tint or tone of one color and the color opposite on the wheel. Example blue and orange.
Split Complementary: Choosing one color and using the color on each side of the complement on the color wheel.
Diad: Using two colors that are two colors apart on the color wheel. Example red and orange.
Triad: Color scheme in which three colors equally spaced from each other. Example the three primary colors – red blue and yellow.
Tetrad: A contrast of four or more colors on the wheel.

Quoted from Pocket Color Wheel

_______________________________________________
Janet
http://janet-coloredpencil.blogspot.com/
Back to top Go down
Janet
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2050
Join date : 2009-11-15
Location Location : North Bay, Ontario Canada

PostSubject: Re: Artists RYB color wheel and terms   Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:51 pm

The Artistic Color wheel is based on the primary colors Red, Yellow and Blue.


_______________________________________________
Janet
http://janet-coloredpencil.blogspot.com/
Back to top Go down
Janet
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2050
Join date : 2009-11-15
Location Location : North Bay, Ontario Canada

PostSubject: Re: Artists RYB color wheel and terms   Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:08 pm

Here's some visuals for every color category. The numbers on the left are the values and at the bottom is the chroma/saturation. One reason I find these images helpful is being able to see the value of a color at full saturation. For example yellow has a very high value and makes a good color to lighten other colors rather then using just white. These charts also make it clear what the difference is between value and chroma/saturation.

Yellow


Yellow-Green


Green


Blue-Green


Blue


Blue-Violet


Violet


Red-Violet


Red


Red-Orange


Orange


Yellow-Orange

_______________________________________________
Janet
http://janet-coloredpencil.blogspot.com/
Back to top Go down
judyfilarecki
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2685
Join date : 2009-11-16
Location Location : Northern NY and Southern Arizona

PostSubject: Re: Artists RYB color wheel and terms   Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:12 pm

Wow! What a great reference to be able to pull up as needed. Thanks Janet.
Judy

_______________________________________________

judy-filarecki.artistwebsites.com***filarecki.com ***judyfilarecki.hubpages.com/
Back to top Go down
Janet
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2050
Join date : 2009-11-15
Location Location : North Bay, Ontario Canada

PostSubject: Re: Artists RYB color wheel and terms   Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:27 am

Judy, I'm glad you like it! The RYB color wheel is what I started with and studied many different color wheels after but ended up doing a full circle and coming back to this one.

Please disregard the color designations 2Y etc at the botton of the sheets as they're from a Munsell programme. Munsell differs greatly from RYB color wheel. The colors I slected for each color category on these are the ones that match the RYB color wheel. Smile

_______________________________________________
Janet
http://janet-coloredpencil.blogspot.com/
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Artists RYB color wheel and terms   

Back to top Go down
 
Artists RYB color wheel and terms
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» 4.5" Short Wheel Base Foden & 4.5" Foden Artic
» MY WHEEL FELL OFF!
» Potters Wheel image on large plate/makera mark SF ?
» Beautiful 1995 Impala SS in the best color they made it in!!!
» Click the Ball......Change its Color

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Painting Discussions :: Color Theory and Mixing-
Jump to: