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Color Theory

Course Content
  • 9+ Hours of Class
  • Assignments
  • 26 Lessons
  • On Demand
  • Beginner Level
  • Assisted Learning
Course overview
Acclaimed gallery painter and illustrator, Brent Watkinson, provides a color theory masterclass. By the time you finish this course, you will have an advanced understanding of color and how to strengthen the quality of your work. 
On-demand with Assisted Learning
Purchase of this course also includes 60 days of weekly assistance for students, such as general guidance, critique, and feedback via a private messaging forum.

Learn and master your use of color, to elevate the mood, emotion, and impact of your illustrations.

Reinforce the quality of your work by developing a comprehensive understanding of this foundational skill.
Color is a critical element in visual storytelling. Correct use of color can spark interest, build emotion, direct the eye, and express universal concepts and feelings in your work. The effective application of color can elevate the quality of your picture-making skills and articulate complex ideas to your audience.

This course explores the ins-and-outs of color theory, equipping students with a robust comprehension of the subject. Through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on assignments, this course provides students with the necessary tools and techniques to interpret color and apply it to their work. Learn and master your use of color, to elevate the mood, emotion, and impact of your illustrations.
To
  • Practical skill advancement for professional development  
  • Learn-by-doing assignments
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Technical painting walkthroughs for color application 
  • Establishing mood and tone
  • Controlling hue, value, contrast, temperature, and chromatic tones
  • Advanced color science
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Created by

Brent Watkinson

Brent has been represented nationally in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and New York City, and was an illustrator in private practice for twenty-three years.

He was invited to be part of the NASA Arts Program, and has since completed two paintings for NASA’s permanent collection. A few of Brent’s clients include: American Express, Contadina Products, Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, Geffen Records, NASA, Putnam Publishers, Science Magazine, Sony Music, U.S. Pentagon, William Morrow Publishing, Time/Warner, The Franklin Mint, Doubleday, Bantaam Books, and Random House. His work has been in the Society of Illustrators New York, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, and Communication Arts. His digital work was featured in an article in Step-by-Step Electronic Design Magazine.
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