Thursday, 14 June 2012

Colour studies


These where done with the colour mixing principals of VHC - Value, Hue, Chroma.

First of all you choose the nearest tube (local) colour and then mix it to the right level. After that you adjust the hue and then the chroma/saturation. Mixing this way you don't muddy your colours as much and therefore retain a higher chroma as your mixing to the highest chroma until the last step. To remember this steps I use vhs same as the old video tapes, makes it easier.

Tip: also when adjusting the hue of a colour always mix to the nearest hue i.e. if you want an orange don't mix yellow and red as they are too far from each other on the colour wheel, but mix yellow with cadmium scarlet.

Her are a list of colours that are evenly spaced around the colour wheel:
Primaries: Cadmium Yellow Light - Phthalo Blue - Alizarine Crimson
Secondary: Phthalo Green - Ultramarine Violet - Cadmium Scarlet
Tertiary: Permanent Green Light - Phthalo Turquoise - Ultramarine Blue - Magneta - Cadmium Red Medium - Cadmium Orange

You can start off with just the primaries and secondary colours then expand later to the Tertiaries.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Ceramic gyrus



Notebook - Ceramic designs 2

Link to the post with finished pieces: Ceramics

Notebook - Ceramic designs 1

Here are some of the design from my notebook that were later made into the ceramic pieces from the earlier post: White ceramic pieces


Map of a phone

This piece came about during my map series but I didn't use it in the end. Thought it post it for prosperity.
A2 heavy cartridge with mixed media

Charcoal drawing of stuff in my studio

charcoal on A2cartridge paper