Working With Color

Working with color

taught by Will Terry
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Will Terry
Will Terry

About the Instructor

Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 23 years. He got his start working for magazines and newspapers in the Washington D.C. area. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, WSJ and ads for Sprint, Pizza Hut, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children’s books for a number of publishers, including Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Penguin. He works out of his home studio in Utah.

Understanding color starts here.

In this course, Jake Parker demonstrates how to light an object, how shadows work, and how to apply these principles to complex forms. Will Terry demonstrates and explains key aspects of color theory as it relates to art.

How to effectively apply light and shadow to objects is essential knowledge every artist needs to know. Learning how to use color is essential for painters, illustrators, photographers, and anyone who wants to convey ideas visually.

In this class you will learn:

  • Primary colors, secondary and tertiary colors
  • Tints & shades
  • Hue, chroma, and brightness
  • Complementary colors and their relationships and unique attributes
  • Color schemes and how they appear in nature
  • Warm and cool colors and what to mix to warm or cool a color
  • What is grey and how is it affected by temperature
  • Additive vs subtractive color
  • What colors to buy at the art store
  • Should you ever use black?
  • Vibrating colors
  • How colors change in shadow and light
  • How to get rich color mixing in your paintings

Note that this class is in our fundamentals series and therefore covers beginning level concepts and ideas.

Course Contents

4 Videos

Course Curriculum