Frank Vallin (Complementary Colors)
Although there is a seemingly infinite number of colors available to artists, most color wheels focus on the twelve standard colors. The Art 7A class will focus on the primary colors and neutrals.
1. Primary: red, yellow, blue
2. Secondary: orange, green, violet
3. Tertiary: yellow-orange, red-orange, red-violet, blue violet, blue-green, yellow-green.
4. Neutral: black is created by combining all three primary colors.
Zoe Brester-Pennings (Complementary Colors)

1. Hue is the generic term for color (i.e. red, orange, violet, etc.)
2. Chromatic Value refers to the "quantity" of lightness or darkness a color reflects.
3. Intensity, or saturation,  refers to the "quality" of light in a color. Colors lose intensity when tinted, shaded or mixed with their complementary color.
4. Tints are colors mixed with white.
5. Shades are colors mixed with black.
Special Note: Adding white or black to a color does not change the hue.
6. Subtractive colors are derived from pigments. When the primaries are combined the result is "black." ( R, Y, B) or (CMYK)
7. Additive colors are derived from light. When the primary colors for light (RGB) are combined, the result is "white."
8. Temperature can affect spatial depth as well as the "mood" of a work of art. In general, warm colors advance whereas cool colors recede. Value must be considered in order to use this effectively.

Patrick Cass (Primary Triad)
Color Schemes are standard color combinations that produce unified compositions.The drawing above uses all of the colors found on a twelve step wheel though notice how the primary colors seem to be the bond that holds the whole composition together.
1. Monochromatic: a single hue.
2. Analogous: colors of similar hue situated adjacently to one another on the color wheel.
3. Complementary: colors located directly across from one another on the color wheel.
4. Split-complementary: one color and the two colors on either side of its complementary color.
5. Triad: colors located on an equilateral triangle. Triads may consist of primary colors, secondary colors or tertiary colors.

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