Colors have the power to bring immense emotion and life to artworks. They’re also one of the more slippery and intimidating techniques to understand, let alone utilize.
I found a video a while back that explains color theory in a clear and understandable way. From the more basic concepts of saturation and value to color schemes and their effects, Blender Guru makes color theory fairly easily understood.
There are many examples provided and explained for each topic. Effectively, Blender Guru pulls from many artistic styles and mediums to convey the various ideas.
The video is 23 minutes long, but it’s easily digestible in small bits. It’s organized from basics to more advanced concepts. I do recommend watching the whole thing, either in parts or entirety.
Of course, one video can’t teach everything about color theory. The best teacher will be your own experience as you illustrate over the next weeks, months, and years. But…
…if you are new to using colors consciously, this video is a great introduction. If you already have a grasp on color theory, it’s a useful refresher and source of inspiration. I felt I had a decent understanding, but I learned new things and thought of a lot of new ideas on how to play around with color in future drawings.
I hope the video is helpful to you!