Color Theory For Beginners

Color Theory For Beginners

One of the first things to learn when it comes to your art journey is the understanding of color theory.

Color theory is the technique use to create combinations of colors.

Before we dive deeper let’s go over colors.

Primary Colors consist of red, yellow and blue. These colors are considered primary because they can not be created by mixing other colors.

Primary Colors on the color wheel

Color Theory for beginners

Secondary colors are green orange and purple. They are created from the combination of red, yellow and blue.

Secondary Colors

Color Theory for beginners

When all of the six colors are combine they make a color wheel.

Color Theory for beginners

Now that we have a color wheel consisting of primary and secondary colors, we can now expand on this by learning about the relationship between the colors.

Tertiary Colors

Tertiary colors expand on the color wheel because they are colors that are mixed from primary and secondary colors.

Color Theory for Beginners Color Wheel
Yellow Green would be a tertiary color because it is created when mixed with yellow and green

Complementary Colors

Complementary colors site directly opposite from each other on the color wheel. For example, orange is opposite of blue so they complement each other. Understanding complementary colors is also great to understand especially when it comes to painting. When it comes to complementary colors if you were to mix them they would mute each other or turn brown. Brown is a beautiful color but if you are trying to create a color that isn’t brown it’s best to mix colors that aren’t complementary of each other.

Color Theory for Beginners

Triadic Colors

Triadic colors are colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel. Figure 1 shows that orange-yellow, green-blue and red-purple are evenly spaced around the color wheel.

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Analogous Colors

Analogous colors sit next to each other on the color wheel. In figure 2, blue, blue-purple and violet are right next to each other.

Monochromatic Colors

Monochromatic colors are color schemes that consists of a variation of a colors, tint, shades and tones. In figure 3, you can see how blue-green changes once white, gray and black is mixed with it.

Tints is a color mixed with white.

Tones are colors mixed with gray.

Shades are colors mixed with black.

Color Temperature

Colors can be compared to temperatures. Red, orange often represent warmth so they are considered warm colors.

Blues, greens and purples are cool colors.

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Color theory is the technique of understanding colors and how they work with one another. There are primary colors that include red, blue and yellow. These colors cannot be created from mixing colors. Secondary colors are colors that are made from the mixture of red, blue and yellow.

Colors can be complementary of one another, triadic and monochromatic. They are even compared to warmth and cool colors.

I know this may be a lot to take in so I have created a color theory cheat sheet that you can download here.

Would you like to learn more about color theory. Check out the color theory 101 workbook. A 15 page interactive workbook that goes over primary, secondary and more. Get your printable copy by clicking on the images below.

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Color Theory 101 Workbook

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Free Printable Valentine’s Day Coloring Sheet and Coloring Card For Kids and Adults

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Coloring Sheet and Coloring Card For Kids and Adults

Valentine Coloring sheet and coloring card that adults and kids will love!

Celebrate Valentine’s day with this fun coloring page that can also be used a card for students to give to their friends, family and loved ones.

Files included:

One PDF file that included 11X8.5 in coloring page that can be printed unlimited amounts of time or open file in a digital art program.

This free printable Valentine’s Day coloring page can provide a great way to decompress and unleash your creative side.

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Free Fonts From These 3 Websites.

Free Fonts From These 3 Websites.

When it comes to design, choosing the right font can make a world of difference in your logos, visual branding, and DIY projects.

Fonts can get expensive but thankfully there are websites that offer Free Commerical License font downloads.

These three sites offer some of the best fonts for free.


 Creative Market is a hub of ready-made fonts, templates, SVG files, and more!

The website also offers Free Fonts in exchange for signing up to their platform. 

Every week, Creative Market has what they call “Free Goods.”  The Free Goods tend to be a weekly pack of products that include fonts, illustrations, templates, and more.


If you are a font junkie like myself, you will enjoy The Hungry Jpeg’s Font Bundles at reasonable good prices and their weekly Freebies that can include eye-catching fonts.

You can find Free fonts when you click on the Freebies Menu.  Like Creative Market, The Hungry Jpeg offers weekly freebies so be on the lookout for free fonts because they are listed a free often.


Creative Fabrica is a creative hub that sells ready-made fonts, templates, SVGs and more.

Creative Fabrica offers Free Fonts that can be found in their menu option under Freebies.  They add free fonts weekly to their freebie page.  The options for fonts are endless.

You can check out my video for more information regarding these three awesome websites above.

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How To Draw A Nose

How To Draw A Nose

Drawing a nose may seem simple but just like with any other feature on the face, you  have to break the nose down into shapes.

To keep things simple, we will learn how to draw the nose in front view.

The nose is comprised on a triangle and an oval.

The oval will go above the triange and then from there you can start tweaking the nose by add the nostrils.  

For a more detailed lesson on this process check out the video below:





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How To Draw Anime Eyes (Part 1)

How To Draw Anime Eyes (Part 1)

I must confess, I am an Anime nerd, I’ve been watching anime since I was in Middle School and for a time I use to draw my typical Dragonball Z characters. Anime has always been popular but it’s especially popular these days.

In this quick tutorial, I will teach you how to draw a basic anime eye.

Check out the video below:

Learn how to draw your own anime eyes using the printable step-by-step guide I have provided. Download your copy here.

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How To Draw The Head in Side View

How To Draw The Head in Side View

Learning how to draw the head in different directions is a part of the fundamental lessons when learning how to draw and paint portraits. Of course, drawing a head in front of view is nice, but if you are looking to go even further in creating portraits, drawing the head in different directions is a great way to do that.

Alright, let’s go ahead and get into this lesson.

Start with a circle ( or something close to it) and then add another circle inside of the bigger one.

You will then want to divide the circle into fourths as I have done below:

Draw the head in side view step by step

Draw a line down from the outer edge of the bigger circle. Draw a line across until it meets the lower vertical line.

Map out where you will add the features. Add two lines along the right horizontal line this will be where you place the eyebrow.

To add the nose you will draw a line from the left eyebrow line marker and draw downward until it connects to the larger triangle. You should have created a smaller triangle.

Add a line from the tip of the nose to the chin (lower angle of the face) to make sure the nose, lips, and chin will be proportionate from each other.

Now it’s time for the fun part. This is the step you can get creative and draw out the nose, chin, and lips.

Here is a quick overview of using shapes to create the head in the side view.

With a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to draw the head in the side view in no time. If you liked this tutorial please be sure to like, share, and comment on this tutorial along with the video and graphics.

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