I am a HUGE fan of color palettes.
I have a folder in my computer with probably hundreds of them all categorized by like colors, bright or opaque, bold and vibrant or nude and subdued, etc. (Yes, I have OCD, and if you're wondering, yes, it's manageable.) Yet, I rarely use them because oftentimes I prefer to come up with color schemes on the fly. But I was on Pinterest the other day and came across this gorgeous rooster and I just knew I had to try it.
That's when I realized how much fun it is to see a color and then try to recreate said color. It's no easy feat, though. Specially since I didn't have the convince (or rather, chose to not use) the computer. I'm sure there's a science to it, I could probably read books, and once I'm back in school I'm sure they'll drill color theory into my soul, but for now, I enjoy being completely clueless and just experimenting.
Did I put to much red? How do I make this green look less green?!
It's all a learning process and I'm loving every minute of it. And wouldn't it be the coolest if my brain could understand the components of each color and know (exactly) what combination/amount of color creates that other color? Practice, that's all there is to it!
Do any of you have any tips for color mixing, things you've learned along the way? Do share!
PS: If you look long enough, you can kind of see an actual rooster in the piece...And that was 100% unintentional– I realized after being about 3/4th done with the piece. How crazy is that?!