Thursday, June 12, 2008

Colors, and tools for colors

A friend dropped off some old art supplies yesterday, including some gouache paints that weren't quite too dried out to use. I started just doodling and this is what came out. There are three colors here, cyan/turquoise, magenta, and yellow, each visible in its pure form somewhere here. Everything else resulted from some mixture of those three.

I took this creation to work today to show to the one or two people there that seem to take interest in my artistic dabblings. It's 2.5" x 3.5", but it still had a dominating presence in my gray cube with polite blue-green accents.

To those with an interest in colors and design (whether or not my foray into paint interests you), I recommend Colour Lovers. It's designed for creating and sharing colors, palettes, and patterns.

There is also this color palette generator, which imports a photo and uses it to generate a bold and a more muted color palette, complete with hex RGB values. They're both fun to play with and browse around in.

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