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C.Bodine

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on: January 16, 2016, 07:19:28 AM
Just came across a video on the CMY color wheel! Oh, to add to my confusion!
Christina


dennis

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Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 10:00:35 AM
What is actually confusing you, Christina? Have you a link to the video? Is it a Paint Basket video or another?
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C.Bodine

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Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 01:38:59 PM
No, Dennis. I understand our basic color wheel. It was one I saw somewhere else.  It is a color wheel that uses magenta, Cyan and Yellow as the primary colors. (CMY Color Wheel) According to it,  red and blue are not primary colors. Differences like yellow as the complimentary for Blue(not orange) etc... a lot different from the one we use. Is it used for something specific or just optional color wheel?
Christina


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Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 05:24:14 PM
Magenta, cyan and yellow are normally used in the printing trade. Your ink jet printer uses them.  The TV's  use Red, Blue and Green. Then we have the additive and subtractive colour wheels.

I would not worry too much about those colour wheels.  I have Magenta and use it to obtain a specific mixture for the job on hand.
I personally have always gone with the conventional Red, blue and yellow same as 99% of the top class artists have done in the past. Nothing wrong with our paintings ;)
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C.Bodine

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Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 07:03:55 PM
 O0  Thank you! :)
Christina


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Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 11:51:53 AM
funny enough, there are several types of colour mixing methods. You have the traditional RYB method that we teach, then you have the CYMK method that the printing industry uses, the 6 colour colour wheel, when it comes to light mixing (like your TV) you use the RGB system and so on.

Each has their positives and negatives, but each gets you to the same place - you have a formula which you can use to mix the colours you need.

As long as you know one of the methods you are okay.As a result I always tell people to choose one and stick to it O0


C.Bodine

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Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 01:46:51 PM
 :) Thanks Nolan! I really had no idea there were so many different kind! I think I will stick to what I know and what you two have taught here! Keep it simple!  O0
Christina


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Reply #7 on: January 18, 2016, 11:19:02 AM
 :yippee:


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Reply #8 on: January 19, 2016, 05:39:20 AM
 :sweat: Whew!  ;D
Cheers, Val

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