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HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Color Harmony by trisketched HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Color Harmony by trisketched
I've started this ages ago, I'll just finish this now before New Year

A lot of people ask me how I pick my colors. These are basically my rubrics when color picking.

I hope this helps anyone out there!

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baltobud8 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My problem is that it is hard, often impossible for me to use red and orange.
This is because I litterally can't see differences between the two, so I am scared I think I might be using red but I am actually using orange.

Take the color wheel shown in this tutorial, for example.
The reds and orange shades are the same for me.
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trisketched Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Hey! Maybe you have some sort of colorblindness?
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baltobud8 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I think so. 
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trisketched Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
You might need to get that checked with an eye doctor to confirm!
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baltobud8 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Will probably do that. 
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Sryatara Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thanks for this post. :D
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LL-Sprinkle Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What can we do with the different color pallets? (Complementary, tiradec  colours, etc)
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trisketched Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
All colors convey a certain meaning (depending on culture). Stuff like yellow=joy, red=anger, green=envy, etc. You can use that to your advantage!
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LL-Sprinkle Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. Okay...
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Aerite Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! This is super helpful!
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Nx3Fox Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student Filmographer
Again mighty useful stuff.
Well done. Some good examples and a nice taste.

Thanks again for making and sharing.
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doodlesz808 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that someone actually explained to me how to use colors properly without so much technical words... It sounds easier to do... Well I better get practicing :P 
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trisketched Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That's a sign to study up on color theory! It's interesting stuff :D
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doodlesz808 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It is... One quick question though... You were mentioning about colors affecting each other when there is a background and light? How do you make your colors saturated enough to make it seem that those components are affecting the colors?? If ya get my drift... 
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trisketched Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Perhaps saturated isn't the term, more on the strength of a certain light. Everything reflects light (maybe except dark objects). The stronger the light is on an object, the more color it reflects on other objects. Just observe your surroundings and you'll see how the colors of stuff affect others. A good example is the sky: it's blueness affects the colors of other objects in the shade
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doodlesz808 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh sorry I didn't really understand the technicalities of color... But okay, will do. Yes, I noticed that depending on the sun or moon light the sky color changes... I just can't seem to get my color palette to make those colors... I have a hard time changing the strength of the color and finding shades... Maybe I just need more observation i dunno :P 
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trisketched Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yup! You're on the right track. Just observe more from real life and try doing painting studies of other drawings so that you can figure out how colors work more
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doodlesz808 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Got you! Thank you for the advice I needed it a lot... I just recently gotten into digital art so yeah. WELL THANKS FOR EVERYTHING DOE!!! :D (Big Grin) Heart Hug 
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trisketched Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Goodluck with learning digital art!
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Estellanara Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Wow, brilliant idea to put in black and white to see contrast !! That is so helpful !
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Kai-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
God bless your face
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LunarStarwhisper Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
And at last I see the liiiight Ran Crying Icon 
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Akimune Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is one helpful tut! Thankies!
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trisketched Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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KiwiCocktail Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is definitely something I need to practise! Thanks for sharing :blowkiss:
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TheImaginationGirl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah...I can't seem to understand this topic at all..maybe this is the reason my art is such a fail?
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trisketched Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just keep going. Perhaps you can start with basic coloring!
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TheImaginationGirl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright!~
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StephaniaArts Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I love how you phrase things XD I wish more tutorials would  take this humoristic approach, makes it fun and not so dry and boring
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Emmerd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely tutorial, thanks for the tip about checking your contrast by putting it in black and white. 
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS

IS WHAT I NEEDED :iconimcryingsomuchplz:

Thank you very much!!
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WorldExplorer296 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this! I will try sometime ^^
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annarcky Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just because this is an art tutorial doesnt mean you can use art without sourcing it.
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TheStrayLiger Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh gosh this is so good. I was trying to explain to some friends at uni about how the choice of colors affect volumes but I just couldn't and sdflkajdfasd  I thought I understood but I was lying to myself all along.:iconpapcryplz:
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BMLulu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oooh, thank you so much for this! I'm just starting to learn lighting, so I didn't know this stuff before. It's sure to come in handy!
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AZNcelly Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Yay! Another tutorial! Thank you for the tips!
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Luzura Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so helpful! Thanks for making this ^^
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KinimiHucashi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Thank you! :D
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primavistax Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
tnx!^^ I just need this!XD
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HeiwaDerpyFapJima Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much.
Allow me to thank you while I'm at the floor kissing your shoe.
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Ainoyu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks, this is quite useful!
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amuupon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just what I needed, thank you! :heart:
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PandasWings Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice thank you!

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AlbinoRice Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is exactly what I need!
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oinkwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the tips! it actually helps a lot to go back to the basics to review em then reach out to go past your comfort zone and extend your knowledge! which i think was what this tutorial has done for me! im off to my drawing board to experiment with your theories! salamat po!!! > w < <3
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lahcas Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this! :D
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Xiana-Tsuya Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thanks for posting how to know the colors.
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Linnzy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This will be very helpful.Thanks!
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Caecin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist
This is exactly what I need, thank youuu >___<;;
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RandomDraggon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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