By: Pioneer, Laila, VA1878
If you show a color wheel to someone who doesn’t draw or paint, they’ll most likely say colors like green, red, purple, pink, orange, yellow, or blue. But if you show an artist a color wheel, they’ll most likely say something like crimson ruby red, minty pale green, amethyst purple, pale rose, dawn orange, shimmering sun, or sapphire blue.
If there’s one thing I like about drawings, its the colors I can use. I like using colors such as bright orange, sapphire blue, or ruby red. The colors set the mood of the painting. I use blue for sadness, gray for neutral, and red for furious.
The shading also helps with the mood and the lighting. You would use a darker shading for a creepy feeling, such as black or grey. You would use a nice pale yellow,beige, or light blue shading for a cheerful feeling. Usually you would shade in things, if you were to create a shadow. For example, if you were a drawing a person they should always have a shadow.
As you can see, art differs from the eyes of an artist or a non-artist. Next time you see your friends, ask them what colors they say in the color wheel, then ask a fashion designer or an artist. Take a look at the room around you, what colors do you see?