Monday, June 23, 2014

Guarding Winds

New painting, 
tried to give it a spiritual feel by putting the "camera" low and close to the characters, using the wind, leaves and weather to create mood

and once again
Without Google's "Auto Enhance"

Monday, June 16, 2014

Color Examples

Continuing from last week here are a few examples:

Color contrast / complement

Saturated red against desaturated blues and greens by Howard Pyle

Oranges against blues by Maxfield Parrish 

Color behaves in context

Grays appear warmer then they actually are surrounded by cools by Mead Schaeffer

grays appear cooler they actually are against warms by 
Maxfield Parrish 
it's amazing how the grays looks like violets in  this context 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Pinch of Color Theory

The color wheel

Color behaves in context
Color will appear differently against another color. It can seem cooler or warmer, darker or brighter and
more  saturated or less then it actually is, depending on its surrounding

Color contrast / complement
Color contrast the most with the color which is the farthest in the color wheel
e.g  yellow & violet, blue & orange, red & green. etc

That's all for today I will expend on that in the following weeks
Have a good week

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ten Things About Rainbows

·         The sun will always be behind the viewer
·         The rainbow will always start at about 42 degrees from the angle of the direction of the sun
File:Descartes Rainbow.png
·         The higher the sun the lower the rainbow and vice versa
·         Brighter inside the cone of the rainbow and darker on the outside of it
File:Rainbow in Budapest.jpg
·         The red on the outside and the blue/violet on the inside
·         On the secondary rainbow the colors are reversed – blue/violet on the outside and red on the inside
·          A dark bend is formed between secondary rainbow and primary rainbow (Alexander's band)
File:Spooky Rainbow.jpg
·         If the sun is at the horizon the rainbow may be red
File:Monochrome rainbow.jpg
·         The secondary rainbow will start at about 53 degrees – about ten degrees higher than the primary rainbow
·         The secondary rainbow is wider and fainter then the primary rainbow

Of course you do not have to follow those points but, I believe it's good to have those in mind.

links :
two short videos about rainbows by    SciShow on YouTube : video 1 video 2