This week’s line drawing that I will paint with a dominant color and color scheme chosen by one of you is …
Family Treasures No. 73
Scary looking Clown Alphabet Board made by Opal Wilson Carmichael for my father in 1924
Simply choose one from Card A and one from Card B, click on the link below and let me know what your choices are. I will use the choices of the first person who contacts me and post the finished sketch tomorrow. Thanks for playing!
Everyone who sends me choices will receive, by email, a pdf file of the above drawing that may be printed out on 140 lb watercolor paper and painted with a choice of color scheme and hue so that participants may play the game with the same drawing. If you choose to paint your own version, please send me a photo or scan of your painting and I will add it to this post so that everyone may see the infinite varieties of color applications to the same drawing. No rush, I’ll continue to add to this post whenever I receive a file.
If you want to use regular copy paper, please feel free to apply color with colored pencils, markers, crayons or anything else you might want to play with.
To see the line drawing painted with the choses of the first person who contacted me (as well as the variety of color palette options that were available to me using Trev’s choices) scroll to the end of this post.
Definitions of the Color Schemes: (You don’t need to understand the relationship of the colors to play the game.
1. Complements … Two hues directly opposite one another on the twelve hue color wheel.
2. Double Complements … Two hues on either side of any hue, plus the complements of both of those two hues.
3. Cross Complements … One pair of complements plus the pair of complements at ninety degrees of each. i.e Yellow, Purple, Red/Orange, Blue/Green.
4. Analogous … Three, four or five colors adjacent to one another on the twelve hue color wheel.
5. Analogous with One Complement … One dominant hue plus the two hues on either side of it and the one hue directly across from it on the twelve hue color wheel.
6. Analogous with Split Complements … One dominant hue plus the two hues on either side, and the direct complements of those adjacent hues. Exclude the direct complement of the dominant hue.
7. Extended Analogous with Three Complements … Five analogous colors with three complements.
8. Triad: Basic … Three hues equidistant from one another on the twelve hue color wheel (three hues between each). i.e. Red, Yellow, Blue ….. or …. Red/Violet, Blue/Green, Yellow/Orange.
9. Triad: Complementary … One pair of complementary colors plus one color equidistant between them on the color wheel. i.e. Yellow, Red/Orange, Blue/Green.
10. Triad: Split Complements … One dominant hue with the two hues adjacent to the hue directly across from the dominant hue on the twelve hue color wheel. Do not include the hue directly across from the dominant hue.
11.Triad: Modified … Three hues with one or two spaces between them, i.e. yellow, orange, green.
12. Semi Triad … Two complements with one color two units to the left or right of one of them.
Trev Jones chose color scheme #9 (Complementary Triad) and Hue #5 (Blue).
Trev’s choices gave me the following three options:
I chose the top left option because it gave me a good range of value as well as a better range of warms and cools than the other two options. Being a children’s toy, I wanted it to have a bit of playful punch.