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Colour Theory

Updated: Sep 17

When we open our eyes we can see this whole world is filled with colors. Life is useless without colors that we could not imagine. Colors are not only important in art but it is important in design as well as animation.


Some of the artists and animators use colors constantly by using visual effects of how the color mix and match or how color mixes and contrast with each other.



The Color Wheel


An early color wheel was designed by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


The Traditional color wheel with the field of design consists of Red, Yellow, and Green.


The color wheel was first introduced by Sir Isaac Newton who has developed the circular diagram of colors in1666.


He divided the colors into the red, yellow, green, orange clan and blue beans direct through sunlight by joining two ends of the color through the spectrum by the natural progression that is associated with color with the musical scale of note.


The traditional color system was created by Munsell; The three types of colors primary, secondary, and tertiary colors.


  • Primary Colors

The Primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. Some of the colors are derived from these three colors and these colors cannot be created by mixing or combining any other colors.


  • Secondary Colors

The secondary colors are green, orange, and purple. It is created by mixing primary colors together.


  • Tertiary Colors

There are six tertiary colors that are formed by combining a primary and a secondary color. Some of the colors combine two types of colors to form a single color that is yellow-orange, red-orange, red-purple, blue-purple, blue-green, and yellow-green.



Other colors are formed by mixing primary and secondary colors that are hue which is a two- word name as blue-green, red-violet, and yellow-orange.


Color Harmony


It is a collection of colors with combinations to create a pleasing of contrasts.


A color scheme based on nature

In this nature, there are a lot of colors that have been adapted to create a design that fits and describes it as color harmony. The important color which combines the harmony design is Red, Yellow, and green.


Common Color Schemes


These schemes create the color combinations to get more ideas about the text or images on the background of the video so that it can avoid bright and unsaturated colors to contact eyes and look ugly.


Some of the colors which are used in Harmony as follows:


Warm and Cool Colors


The color wheel can be split into two parts, warm colors, and cool colors,


Warm colors are red/yellow side colors while cool colors are green /blue side colors.


Both of the colors can work together with different combinations. To avoid too warm and cool shades it is a better idea to get two or more colors to work together.



Both of the colors can work together with different combinations. To avoid too warm and cool shades it is a better idea to get two or more colors to work together.

  • Complementary Colors

Complementary colors are opposite to each other on the color wheel such as red and green, blue and yellow, red and purple, yellow and green which have several variations in leaves and several variations in red-purple in the orchid.


These opposing colors can create maximum contrast and stability.


  • Analogous Colors

Analogous colors are next to the color wheel. It is often found in nature, and visually balanced and matched side by side on 12 part color wheel such as yellow-green, yellow, yellow-orange.



The Analogous color scheme has three types of dominant colors which have two types of colors that are found on either side. Yellow, orange and red are examples of analogous colors.

  • Triadic Colors

Triadic colors are created with three colors found in 120 degrees, at the point of the equilateral triangle. That is the color that is used as a background, and the other two are used as the main content and the highlighted color.

  • Monochromatic Colors

This color is used as a single based color which is accompanied by tints, shades, and tones.


In Tint white color is added, while the shade is a color added by black.

The Tone is added with gray color. If you add black white or grey, it changes the value of the color by darkening, lighting, or muting.


How Color theory works in animation


Some of the guidelines which will cover up the entire story highlighted with the color choices are


There are lots of colors in the story to tell which has the power to express the emotions and clarifies to motivate the entire meaning of the piece such as the farmer who owns his entire greenfield is entirely different from the yellow-brown.


In this entire story, we can use the color to enhance the emotional impact which will answer the questions in simple guidelines about planning the palate to enrich the entire story with good color choices.



There are three types of standard characteristics.


In this entire story, we can use the color to enhance the emotional impact which will answer the questions in simple guidelines about planning the palate to enrich the entire story with good color choices.


There are three types of standard characteristics.

  • Hue It is a common name in the spectrum like red, blue, green, blue-green.

  • Saturation is the intensity of pure color; high saturated colors look bright while the low saturated color looks dull and grey.

  • Value is the color of lightness and darkness of a color which means the light color is exposed to the sun. And low value is color which is closer to black.

Create a Color Script


The Color script is a visual outline of the animated film which is highly experimental. This trick can be balanced with the individual to enrich your story which needs to replace colors that you love which you do not serve in a big picture.


Take the first step and try to define what type of color your entire story begins which would be only one color, which is figuring the theme of the story which will influence each of the color choices as you move forward which will overreact the central mood of the film as it is strong enough to base the film palate.



When your storyboard is full of colors it represents the series of single colors of each board. Take for an example this is the story of a bear cub that lost in the woods when the cub gets stuck and fight for danger and finally come back home safely. These are some of the movements that can be represented by solid hues.


Anusha

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