Color Theory for Artists: A Complete Beginner's Guide
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Color Theory for Artists: A Complete Beginner's Guide

Master Color Theory from the ground up, improve your artwork ten-fold! Learn how to give intensity and mood to your Art.
4.4 (38 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
736 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand Color and how to use it!
  • Create compelling moods and scenes using color.
  • Learn about Warm and Cold colors and when to use them.
  • Master the Color Wheel to create amazing art.
  • Understand Color Harmony and Color Schemes to improve your artistic skills.
  • No particular skill required!

Make your artwork stand out by using Color Theory correctly!

What's this Course about?

This Course is all about explaining Color Theory in a very simple, but thorough way! So if you're a complete beginner to color theory or you already know a bit about it, this is the course for you. 

We'll be going through all the basics, from the importance of color, the definition of Hue, Saturation, Value and how to use them in full, all the way to expressing emotion with Color and all the Color Harmonies you need to know about. 

By the end of the course, you'll be able to create better and more expressive Art using Color.

Whether you're a game artist, photographer, designer, programmer or anything similar, you'll get a lot of value with this course by learning Color Theory.

I'm here to Help You

If you have any doubt or need any help, I'm here to clear it up. 

I'm a Designer and Artist with over 10 years of experience and I'm ready to answer your questions as soon as possible. There's also a helpful community in the course, so if you need any help I'm sure everyone else is also able to give you a hand!

Remember that if you feel stuck with any definition, one example that you didn't quite understand or something similar, I'm right here to help you out. So just use the Q&A section, and I'll get back to you right when I'm able.

Clear and Easy to Understand

There are no long videos with long sentences of definitions straight from Wikipedia here. 

I break down every single aspect of Color Theory to make it easier for you understand, along with a lot of helpful examples from pop culture that you may have already seen around! 

This will help you better understand everything that I'm talking about without being bored out of your mind while watching text slides one after the other.

Put your Skills to the Test

I'm also including practical Assignments so that you can get your hands on your newly found skills right away. 

Put your skills to the test by practicing what you learn. I believe that this is the best way to understand ANY topic, by actually working on it.

I'll reply back to the assignments as soon as possible (normally between 24 and 72 hours) and tell you what went right and what went wrong with the assignment.

I'll go over it as many times as you need so that you can grow your skills!

Here's a taste of what we'll be talking about

  • Using the Right Color Schemes
  • Resources for Color Schemes and Palettes
  • Color Temperature
  • Color Harmonies
  • RGB vs CMYK and when to use each one
  • Creating Mood in your Art
  • Expressing Emotion with Color
  • and more!

Everything that you need to know about Color Theory is right here.

With our 30-Day 100% money back guarantee, there's nothing holding you back from enrolling right now and trying the course!

Enroll now and get started with the Course, I'll see you in the first lecture.



Who this course is for:
  • Artists.
  • Designers.
  • Photographers.
  • Programmers.
  • If you want to understand and master color, this is the course to go to.
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 01:16:59
+ Introduction to Color Theory
5 lectures 25:32

Welcome to the Course! Here's what we'll be talking about throughout the course, and everything you need to know about color theory!

Preview 01:22
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Learn where to go when you need some resources on Color Schemes! Here are two amazing tools that you can start using right now.

Best Color Scheme & Course Resources

Guide the viewer using Color! Master how you can make the viewer look and pay attention to where you want him to with simple ways.

Guiding the Viewer with Color

Learn the differences between RGB and CMYK, and when to use each one! This is very important, especially if you're drawing or working digitally!

Preview 04:34
+ Using Color to Create Depth
6 lectures 23:27

Here's what we'll be talking in this course, master how to express emotion with color with some of the following techniques and info!

Expressing Emotion with Color

Learn everything there is to know about the Color Wheel, from Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colors, to how you get them!

Preview 03:44
Let's take a quick break and put our skills to the test with a drawing prompt assignment.
Fun Drawing Prompt Assignment!
2 questions

The hue is a very important aspect of Color Theory, here's what you need to know about it.

Changing Colors by Manipulating the Hue

Master using Saturation and Value to give life to your paintings and artwork, here's how.

Preview 04:31

More advanced ways to use Saturation to create a mood in your artwork. Here's what you need to know.

Creating a Mood with Saturation

Learn about Warm and Cold colors, what are the big differences between them and how they are present all around us!

Warm and Cold Colors - Using Color Temperature
Let's get our hands dirty and try changing Hue, Saturation and Value in this assignment.
Adjusting Hue, Saturation and Value! Assignment Time
1 question
+ Choosing the Right Color Schemes
7 lectures 17:28

Learn more about what this section is all about. Tell stories with Color Schemes!

Telling a Story with Color Schemes - Color Harmonies

The first color harmony we'll be talking about is Monochromatic, here's what you need to know.


Another Color Harmony - Analogous!


The Triadic color harmony is used a lot in cartoons. Here's what you need to know.


Complementary Color Harmony is very easy to use, and gives a great sensation to the viewer.


Split Complementary is a bit more advanced than the Complementary, but very interesting nonetheless!

Split Complementary

One of the hardest Color Harmonies to pull off is Tetradic. Here's what you need to know about it!

Let's go through another fun assignment where you'll use a color scheme like we talked about before and color an image.
Using Color Schemes to Color A Page - Assignment!
1 question
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 01:34

Thank you so much for joining the course! I hope you've enjoyed it, and consider leaving a review, I love getting feedback. See you on my other courses!

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