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A lesson about colors by Pompuri A lesson about colors by Pompuri
This is my first 'tutorial'. I was giving some tips to someone on a forum, which turned out to become some sort of tutorial, so I completed it for DA. I'm not really a tutorial person, because I think it is better to figure out things by yourself. But I have learned a lot from being in an art school for the past years and I thought it would be nice to share those things.

I think it is these little things that can have a major influence on your artwork. Even if you do not use it, it is important to at least be aware of it.

Please please let me know if this was any kind of helpful to you! Or any other feedback. Everything is welcome. I really want to know what you think of it.

And please share your work with me, if you think my tutorial has been of help with your development! <3 I really hope my tutorial can help haha

Oh and English is not my first language, so some things might be worded a little oddly. At least it is not worded as well as I wanted to, but some things are just hard to translate.

There actually is a lot more I could say, so maybe I will make a part 2 some day. Because this really only just focuses on the effects brightness and saturation.

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Wow! Thanks for the DD! It means a lot to me :) I wasn't sure if I should post this tutorial when I made it, afraid that it only made sense to myself XD But now I'm glad I did!
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Given 2013-10-07
[Stock & Resources] A great tutorial that clearly explains the use of color. A lesson about colors by ~Pompuri ( Suggested by kuschelirmel and Featured by CelticStrm-Stock )
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FallenChibi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Thanks, was very helpful! 
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Jenilea01 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing tutorial. It definitely opens your eyes up to what saturation does and also the importance of having a range of color to make things stand out better without having to use white..AWESOME! Ty for sharing this you are a good teacher :)
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sharathsjc Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
thanks
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Falsen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
amazing tutorial! :heart:
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Pronus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Great tutorial. I like the way these general principles can be used in pretty much all forms of visual art.
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torchickn Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been having a hard time understanding how to chose colors, this should point me in the right direction!! 
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Lowf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really interesting and helpful, thanks ! :)
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arcnova Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
useful tips.  well illustrated. very well done  :nod:
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Elie-TheBlueWolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
This is great, thank you!! I never thought about colors this way, your tutorial is really helpful! I'm going to experiment using your tips next time I paint something ^^
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werwin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you SO much! =) your paintings are beautiful! thanks for sharing this with us! 
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M0nM0nChan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good. thanks :3
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LualaDy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is just .... soooo helpful !
thank you !
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linunae Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG SOOOOOOOOOOOOO HELPFUL
Thanks a lot!
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
haha wow!
Thank's that's good to hear! :D
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:iconlinunae:
linunae Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome ^^
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RanaKamajunii Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gefeliciteerd Met De DD :iconyea-plz:
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Dankjewel! :)
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RanaKamajunii Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Geen Enkel Probleem ^^ :iconkyokokyutplz:plz:
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nicholasGaunt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Really great. Really insightful.
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks!
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stonedInc Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just started off with Digital painting, this tutorial means a lot.
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! Good luck in this exciting journey! :P
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
haha thank you!  <3
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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marioneTTe2007 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
El ojo izquierdo esta muy arriba o el ojo derecho esta muy abajo?
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Nee hoor, dat klopt wel ongeveer, mijn gezicht is erg asymmetrisch. En omdat het een close-up is, lijkt het nog erger. 
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Creyn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for this tutorial! It's really very useful and definitely something worth knowing when you work with color. Great job! :D
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! That is good to hear :)
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

This is neat...

I think I've heard this kind of thing before, but not exactly this way. Maybe it's the examples.

In the tutorial, you've used the term 'vocal point' more than once. I think you meant 'focal point' like 'focus'. 'vocal' refers to sound, like 'vocal cords'.

I tried something with lighter and darker colors in a picture recently (I usually just pick whatever colors I think look good, but I thought I'd try going with really light focal points and a really dark background and keep it somewhat consistant instead of all over the place), but I think I ended up with some odd looking colors from trying to get the colors to match each other while at the same time sticking with them being as bright or dark as I was wanting. So I think I need to work on using color more.

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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ah how embarrassing! XD
Thanks for notifying me, I changed it! :)

You can still pick colors you think will look good, but not paint them with those exact colors. Like in my portrait the eyes are painted with purple. But (to me at least) they still look brown, when you see it you don't think 'why are her eyes purple'. So you can think this character would look good in blue pants, but that doesn't mean you have to paint it with blue, as long as the combination with the colors around it is right. 

I can imagine that would be difficult, but just as this tutorial says, maybe you should not actually use black and white (or too close to black and white), it is hard to make a good palette in between those. 
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Arisuta-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
really nice ;w; and congrats on the DD~
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
thank you!
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Arisuta-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no probs ^^
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cucky126 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice help you gave! Thanks!
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
No problem! XD thanks!
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cayligraham Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student
Well said and illustrated beautifully. Eyes trick us in a lot of ways. Taking the colors you have used out of context and placing them on a palette makes things a lot easier to understand. Great job! :)
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you!! haha I guess you have to see it to understand it :P
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Rakisan-Art Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the tutorial ! Very well deserved DD. Congrats!
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! :)
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Rakisan-Art Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome Hug 
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diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :pumpkin:
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
thank you :)
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diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
welcome!
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ghoul-king Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow Thank you! This was really a great help to me! Oh, and congrats to the DD!^^
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thanks! I'm glad I could help! And I'd love to see your work you made with the help of my tutorial! :)
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ghoul-king Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If I finally manage to finish a pic, I'll send you a link!^^
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! Sun Heart
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Pompuri Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you very much! :)
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light-serpent Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting, definitely helped me, thanks!
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