"August 1st, 2014."
My guilty pleasure would have to be doing nothing. I am an excellent time waster. I mean we’re talking, like, days. I could just do nothing.
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a public service announcement
I still don’t understand why none of my art teachers every told us this.
I had to learn this is psychology. art classes should teach it too
I wholly agree with this, but would like to take it further, if I may?
And just before I get into it, I am a qualified art teacher. I have been teaching art for almost 6 years now and have studied it for 10. I work at an art school that specifically teaches colour theory to its students and have taught work shops on this stuff (so I’d like to think that I at least have some knowledge of what I’m talking about).
First things first: If you simply have red, yellow and blue you will not go very far in your colour mixing. If you only have french ultramarine blue (a dark violet blue), cadmium red (an orange red) and lemon yellow (a green yellow) you will only ever get dull, grayed colours. The reason why? There is a hint in the colours descriptions - a purple blue, an orange red and a green yellow. If you only mix with these colours the underlying pigments in them (purple, orange and green) won’t work together and will affect each other - in a way its basically mixing these three colours together with a bit of the others on top.
Second thing: There is NO such thing as a ‘pure’ colour. All that bullshit in school with the crappy acrylic kid paints with the red, blue and yellow? They aren’t pure colours. And if you mix colours there is still no ‘pure’ colours. There is either a strong colour, weak colour, or a grayed colour.
Thirdly: Cyan, Magenta and Yellow are variants upon the three primary colours, blue, red and yellow. In the method that is taught in the school I teach at we do not paint with only one version of each primary colour - we paint with two of each. So in fact we paint with both French Ultramarine and Pthalo Blue (or Cerulean for a lighter blue), both Cadmium Red and Permanent Rose (another name for Quinacridone Rose) and both Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow (Hansa yellow variant). This is because NONE of these colours on their own would give you enough variation in colour. As I said before, each of the colours has an underlying pigment in them. In the case of Permanent rose it is purple, Cerulean Blue (which I prefer over Pthalo blue) is green, and Cadmium Yellow is orange.
Now, there is a pattern in here…somewhere.
To make the most of your colours you need to learn how to colour mix properly. You can use trial and error but you will end up with a lot of wasted paint. So basically think of it this way: if you want the pretty, bright colours - mix the ones that have the same underlying pigment in them. So if you want a pretty purple you would use French Ultramarine and Permanent rose. If you use either Cadmium Red or Cerulean blue in place of one them, the result will be not as bright. If you use either in place of both you will get a very dull, unappealing purple - but one that will be nonetheless useful if you want a dull purple.
The same goes for the greens and the oranges. You get a higher range of colours from the more colours you have at hand - you just need to know which ones to mix. For a pretty green as seen above, you would mix cerulean (or pthalo for a dark green) and lemon yellow — both having green pigments in them. Orange, you would mix the Cadmium Red with the Cadmium Yellow because they make a bright orange. Is this making sense?
Finally, using the magenta/cyan/yellow group as your main mixing colours will give you a much better range of colours than french ultramarine/cadmium red/lemon yellow. However if you want specific brighter colours you will need the colours from the latter group as well. If you want a bright green hansa yellow would not work as much as lemon yellow. The same with cyan - french ultramarine makes a brighter purple and cadmium red creates a bright orange than magenta. While it appears that they do on the wheel above - REMEMBER there is a signficant difference between digitally created colours and real life paint colours.
So in short, If you want bright colours, you gotta use the right colours, otherwise you will just get mud (and tears as stated above). While I fully agree with the whole “red, yellow, blue” thing being utter crap - I slightly disagree with the only use “magenta/cyan/yellow” as your base to get wonderful colours because in reality you could get brighter colours by using others as well.
This is not to say that don’t heed this advice, because it is SO important for beginning artists - if you want brighter colours, definitely use these three as your base, BUT if you want more brighter colours - you need to use others as well.
I hope I haven’t stepped on anyone’s toes. Apologies if I have done so. Sorry if I have been repetitive. I don’t normally comment on posts…
DEATH IS ON ITS WAY, HUMAN.
YOUR END SHALL BE PAINFUL
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Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.
Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.
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