Color Theory: An essential guide to color-from basic principles to practical applications (Artist's Library)
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Regardless of your medium, a solid understanding of color and its applications is essential. With a fresh, contemporary take on the subject of color, this essential guide features step-by-step projects and practical tips and techniques to put color knowledge to effective use.. Color Theory features everything an artist might need to know about color, including color psychology, pigment characteristics and terms, color schemes, color mixing, shadows, highlights, and much more
"Fast read but invaluable resource." according to Elizabeth Staley. Really a good book. I was scared when I got it, because it's very small, so I thought there couldn't be anything in it that I hadn't found from a few college courses and reading about color on-line. However I found that I'd purchased a book that is not only a quick read but also a very handy reference with a lot of great tips that I keep referring back to! If you're a painter, this book is going to be a big help, because it specifically goes over mixing paint. But even as a digital artist I found a lot of good tips!. Good for beginners, good refresher for advanced artists. This is a good book for beginning artists. Although I have many years of experience as an artist, I found this guide useful for putting my intuition and experience into words as I now work as an instructor. I wish I had disovered a book like this sooner in my career, it would have saved me some hard-learned lessons!It explains a lot about how color balance and contrast in artwork can affect the overall quality of one's art, (skill nonwithstanding: you can apply these principles as a very low-level beginner or as an advanced artist.) As with anything else, becoming a good artist requires a lot of pr. A must book for painters using any medium This is such an excellent book. I'm so glad the author/artist Patti Mollica wrote it.The many images, diagrams, examples are concise and helpful and inspiring.If you don't already own this book, I highly recommend it.
From the Inside FlapPatti Mollica has been a fine artist and professional illustrator for more than 30 years. She delights in painting the world around her in a bold, decisive style, with hues that are intense, brilliant, and contemporary.. Her artwork is known for its fearless use of color and uninhibited brushwork