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Aimee Erickson's painting, "Sarah", awarded Best of Show at the 2014 American Women Artists national Juried Exhibition.

The Importance of Color Theory in Painting

Color Theory was a required foundations course in the Visual Communication Design program at BYU, so all the design students took it–the interior designers, graphic designers, industrial designers, and the illustrators. That last group included me. I had grown up … Continue reading

Alex Hanson-White's finished example of a chimpanzee illustration, creating Pixel Art using Munsell Color Theory.

Creating Pixel Art Using Color Theory

When I try to depict natural tones and colors in my art, the Munsell Color system illustrates how my choices work. The system incorporates the main components that are identified when using color, and organizes these into a sensible three … Continue reading