I have worked a lot with color this semester. Especially in my Image & Color class. We constantly have projects in every class, but I don't ever seem to get around to putting them up. I finally made myself walk over to the Academic Building and scanned them.
This first image is a self portrait. We took head shots and then cut out paper of every color we could find from magazines and regular paper that we had. We were mimicking another artist with this project although his is slightly different. Rather than doing his self portrait with paper, he would overlap the colors on Photoshop, I believe.
My teacher wanted us to use lots of colors and he preferred anything we could find that was bright. Apparently, I was the only one who heard him say this and therefore was the only one who completed the project correctly!
(this self portrait with colors was accepted into Best of Core 2010 at Ringling!)
This image is color experimenting with patterns. We were given a number of patterns to choose from and then transfer it to bristol board with red tracing paper in order to make this wallpaper. Needless to say that leopard print was not the easiest to trace or paint. Each section took more than an hour to complete.
Section 1: Four pleasing colors.
Section 2: Complementary Scheme. Complementary colors are the colors that are directly on the opposite side of the color wheel.
Section 3: Secondary Scheme. Secondary colors are the colors adjacent to the primary colors.
Section 4: True Analogous Scheme w/ black, white or gray. Analogous colors would be three colors next each other on the color wheel.
Section 5: Tetratic Scheme. This consisted of taking two colors and their complementary colors.
Section 6: Monochromatic Scheme. This consists of the same color in different values.
This last piece is a monochromatic picture.
While in class, we cut out any yellows, reds, blues, greens, oranges and violets that we could find. We then made a giant color wheel and everyone took a section to be theirs for this specific piece.
It didn't take very long at all and I didn't find it difficult either. I like experimenting with color and look forward to the next projects we will have the rest of the semester.