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Eternal-II Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Anybody here keep notes of these or am I the only one that gives myself homework? :-D
 Btw, thanks cookie!!
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CGCookie Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Keeping notes and giving yourself homework is an extremely important thing to do as an artist and a great way to improve yourself in any profession! I highly suggest keeping up that work ethic and you will see improvement in no time! Thank you for your support! - Joe
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Eternal-II Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
No problem! Yeah I always thought of myself of a weirdo for doing that like I was in highschool or college.   I'm not, but that doesn't mean I can't study about things I want to study, hell I know languages a little bit because of that! And other things about life people tend not to know about lol , and I give myself math lessons....all as if I'm still in school.

I would like to go to college, but I cannot, due to lack of money, and other issues, so I give myself "home schooling". I'm always learning and I'm always on the go weather it's about art or other educational things.

Usually, I spend a lot of my time researching about the human body while learning to draw and learning about color theory, painting, and other foundations of art at home!
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ArmswieldTheHero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Great explanation.
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Kleizardx Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Ty!!! :)
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artdelinfini Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! for sharing this it's very helpful :) (Smile) 
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Angel-Neviah Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you. :la:
Color bending study by Angel-Nevaeh
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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Writer
Actually, Primary Colours are: yellow, cyan, and magenta.
Red is a mixture of yellow and magenta.
Blue is a mixture of cyan and magenta.
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inkuu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This may be useful -> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_…
tl;dr version is that there are different primary sets for different occasions.
The subtractive set isn't the best for what this guide is teaching, but it works for work such as printing. ^ ^
ouo / i didn't see any replies for this comment so here.
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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Writer
We keep what we're taught in school, I guess.
To me, red, green, and blue, will always be the secondary colours (because that's what they are, really).
It's fine if you work better with the RGB or RYB colour palette but you should still refer to them as secondary colours and not primary. It doesn't take long to say they are secondary so...
I apologise if I sound a bit defensive :ashamed: somehow this always manages to bother me.
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stonesliver Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
So I did some research. Yes, this is 6 months later, but I really feel the need to clear this up. 

"Red, green, and blue are the primary colors of light—they can be combined in different proportions to make all other colors. This additive color system is used by light sources, such as televisions and computer monitors." 

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However, there is another set of primary colors with which you may be more familiar. The primary colors of pigment (also known as subtractive primaries) are used when producing colors from reflected light; for example, when mixing paint or using a color printer. The primary colors of pigment are magenta, yellow, and cyan (commonly simplified as red, yellow, and blue)."

TVs and computers have different primary colors because light colors are perceived differently than pigment colors. Usually magenta, yellow, and cyan are the terms being used when referring to color printers. For the sake of art, which was this tutorial's purpose, the primary colors are in fact red, yellow, and blue. 

Otherwise, are you willing to tell me that all the primary school teachers and art teachers in the world are wrong, and you are right?

My deepest apologies for making such a fuss. Thank you to ConceptCookie for the wonderful tutorials!<3
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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Writer
No, I am telling you that where I live, if you ever told someone the primary colours are red, yellow, and blue you'd be given an pitiful look and be properly instructed on the matter.
My art teacher taught me, from the very first day, that primary colours are those which cannot be mixed and he was not wrong. Try painting something with the ACTUAL primary colour wheel in mind and you will end up with a result far more pleasant to the eye.
The problem with painting with secondary colours is that, if you're not careful and use a lot of layers (because let us be honest - you cannot apply that colour wheel above in traditional art and expect good results), the painting will probably turn out muddy. That is never good.

It is fine if you want to pain with secondary colours - my god, paint with tertiary colours! - just don't call the primary colours.
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stonesliver Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
I'm just letting you know that, in general, the primary colors of art are red, yellow, and blue.
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gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Writer
And I am telling you that blue and red are not primary colours, regardless of what you use them for.
Like I said, I guess people tend to stick with what they are taught. We have been taught differently.
(but really, try painting something by mixing magenta, cyan, and yellow - just once - you are going to like the results;))
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stonesliver Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
"Magenta is a violet-red or purplish-red color, and one of the three primary colors of the subtractiveCMYK color model."

If you're talking about using the subtractive method, then no, blue and red are not primary colors. But since when does digital painting use the subtractive method?
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John--Anthony Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Check out the real color wheel .com
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Cedeera Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
wow, thatīs extremely helpful! thanks a lot!
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racheldewi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student
this is what im searching!!!!!! finally!!!!
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Skihaas1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why has nobody ever taught me hue shifting :( THANKS!!
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CGCookie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was something I learned outside of school and reallllly wished this was taught in school because of how important this is!
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Skihaas1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still a little confused how you pick colors for the hue shift but at least i can research this more
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JayceJvR1992 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really helpful :). Especially the part at the bottom about colour palettes and harmony
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CGCookie Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear it helps!
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unzumi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic, thank you!
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