Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Color Mixing Tips

An artist is one dedicate himself thoroughly in one or more activities related to art. Their art reflect their thinking or feeling. She/he could spend her/his lifetime in discovering color and the consequences of color mixing. 

Color mixing can be broadly classified into two types namely,

1. Additive – This type generally involves mixing of two light colors.
2. Subtractive - This type involves the removal of certain colors.

The following are some of the color mixing tips,

Add Dark to Light

Normally little bit of dark color is enough to lighten the colors. Any color can be faded by adding white. Consequently large amount of light color is needed to get a dark texture.

Add Solid Pigment to Transparent

Since opaque color has a far greater strength than transparent color, it is advisable to mix opaque color and the transparent one.

Stick to Single Pigments

To get an intense result for your art make sure that the colors you are using are made from one pigment.

The last tip is not to over mix the colors

Mixing of colors in a perfect ratio will add be an added flavor to your art. But don’t mix the colors until they are utterly combined. Stop mixing the colors in advance and try it down on paper or canvas to see the best result of mixing colors.

1 comment:

  1. These tips in mixing colors are exactly what I'm looking for. I've wasted many canvass because of mistakes in color mixture. Thanks for sharing!
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