I would like to make a public service announcement on this piece of shit information floating around the internet. I’m NOT going to take pot shots at an artist’s personal palette but this is just misinformation to thousands of other people out there who may or may not know better.
Number one. IF YOU ARE PAINTING, YOU’RE NOT REFERENCING A DIGITAL SWATCH. So first of all, you need to know where paint comes from. I dont even know where to start with this. I mean seriously, the statement about not being able to make pure, strong colours with cadmiums is just so full of ignorance, I don’t even know where to start.
If you need visual evidence, let’s take a look at this picture
This picture was invented before CMYK ever came around, tbh. Too bad Klimt is dead or else he would attest to this just like EVERY OTHER TRADITIONAL PAINTER will.
Mixing colours is not magic nor is it as easy as picking colours from a digital swatch. It takes practice to understand how certain colours react with one another, employ painting techniques such as not mixing white with every goddamn colour to lighten a hue.
Let’s take another look at a somewhat LESS brightly paintedpiece.
The saturation is not nearly as bright but the chroma is pure. There are no muddy colours, nothing is brown where it was not meant to be. Because Kandinsky knows how to mix colours. It didn’t happen overnight nor was he born with that knowledge. It was years and years of practise and work.
Even Klee knew what was up. He was not a master artist by any means but he worked goddamn hard at it and look what he created.
Here’s another Klimt because we all love him so:
CMYK exists because it does not know how to replicate the natural pigments of paint that can reflect light. It’s a beautiful, beautiful fake at best. I love CMYK. I even want to get a tattoo that says CMYK. But it is by no means the one and only.
So PLEASE. PLEASE EDUCATE YOURSELF AND CROSS REFERENCE YOUR COLOUR THEORY BEFORE YOU BUY INTO THIS GARBAGE. NEWTON KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE MADE THE COLOUR WHEEL GUYS.
PAINTERS SPEAK OUT FOR OUR BELOVED COLOUR WHEEL! REBLOG AND REPOST! Whoo!
EDIT// Additionally, I re-read that ignorant infographic or whatever and have come to realize that the artist classifies pthalo blue/green and hansa yellow as CMYK. That is not CMYK guys. CMYK is used for digital prints because you can’t use paint. Duh. God, that information is so wrong, it wasn’t even worth making this post.
I am starting art school very soon and if it’s not exactly like this then I’m dropping right the frick out
Hahaha then you should probably drop out. The chances of working at Disney or even in animation is so low its ridiculous. Pick another major for godssake.
How dare you. How dare you say this to me, a dreamer. How dare you say this to me, an artist. How dare you say this to me now, during the Year of Luigi. How dare you. How. Dare. You. I will dare to dream of a future where a cryogenically-preserved Walt Disney emerges from his exile to offer me a position at his studio. I will dare to dream of a future where my hard work and perseverance leads to PAID hard work and perseverance. I shall prove you so completely, embarrassingly, hilariously wrong. Because I believe. I BELIEVE
I’m not sure why I just found out about this but….amazing! So fast and simple!
oh my shit ♥
This is lovely! I’d also like to recommend Design Seeds for colour schemes.
hellllooo help for electronic illustration project
i use this for my tumblr themes and it’s really helpful ~
If you have iPhone, look up Adobe Kuler. You can take pictures with your camera and select color schemes based on the pictures you take. It’s pretty cool!
It’s been a whole year since I created these characters. Now the family has doubled, and I’ve made it into a blog (x). Gosh, look how far we’ve come.
deviantart posted this on facebook and this happened omfg
Wikipedia looks like he would be one of your rivals in pokemon
how i’ve been feelin’ lately
It’s a bit comforting to know that someone else feels the same way.
this hit home and completely destroyed everything
I’m so in awe of how the fuck teenagers get picked up to work in the art world. Like, where are they applying? Who do these 18 year olds know?? I’m not saying they aren’t hella mega talented but who the hell do I need to talk to in order to get those kinds of opportunities too??
Jesus chrsit this hit me so hard
Thank god i’m not alone on this….ugh
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