PRIMARY COLORSIn the RYB (or subtractive) color model, theprimary colors are red, yellow and blue. Red Yellow Blue
SECONDARY COLORSThe three secondary colors (orange, greenand violet) are created by mixing twoprimary colors. Orange Green Violet
INTERMEDIATE/TERTIARY COLORSAnother six intermediate or tertiary colorsare created by mixing primary andsecondary colors. Red-Orange Yellow-Green Blue-Green Red-Violet Yellow-Orange Blue-Violet
WARM AND COOL COLORSWarm Colors are associated with warm things such assunshine or fire. They are vivid and energetic, andtend to advance in space.Cool Colors are associated with cool things such asice, snow, water and grass. They give an impressionof calm, and create a soothing impression.
TINTS, SHADES AND TONESTerms are often used incorrectly, although they describefairly simple color concepts.Tints If a color is made lighter by adding white, the result is called a tint.
Shades If black is added, the darker version is called a shade.
Tones If the compliment is added, the result is a tone.
MONOCHROMATIC COLORSMonochromatic colorscheme means “OneColor”. It is a colorscheme that usesonly one hue and allthe values (tints andshades) of that hue.
COMPLEMENTARY COLORSThese are colors that are opposite eachother on the Color Wheel Red and green Yellow and violet Blue and orange
ANALOGOUS COLORSAnalogous colorsare colors that sitside by side on theColor Wheel andhave a commonhue.
SPLIT COMPLEMENTARY COLORSSplit Complementary color scheme is acombination of one hue plus the hues oneach side of it’s complement.
TRIADIC COLORSA triadic color scheme uses colors thatare evenly spaced around the colorwheel.
Triadic color schemes tend to be quitevibrant, even if you use pale or unsaturatedversions of your hues.To use a triadic harmony successfully, thecolors should be carefully balanced - let onecolor dominate and use the two others foraccent.
ZENTANGLE COLORSWhat is a Zentangle?o Miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract art created in a very structured method from a series of repetitive patterns on a square paper tile.o The process is a form of “artistic meditation” as one becomes completely engrossed in making each pattern, deliberately focusing on “one stroke at a time”.o The creativity options and pattern combinations are boundless. And anyone can do it successfully!
ZENTANGLE HOW TOCreate a Bordero Using a pencil, draw a border around the square of paper, about a ¼” from the edge as shown.o Do it freehand and let it be rough.
ZENTANGLE HOW TODraw a ‘String’o Draw a light random line within the bordero Can be anything but keep it simple.o Aim to create areas in which to doodle.o Experiment until you get something you are happy with.
ZENTANGLE HOW TOFill Your Zentangleo Switch to ultra fine black Sharpieo Begin to fill the shapes made by your string.o While doing this you should listen to some soft music and allow your mind to wander.o These simple patterns you are creating are called tangles.
ZENTANGLE HOW TOAre you relaxed?o Keep going. Dont worry about patterns, as you do more, the next pattern seems to suggest itself.o You can work up to the border, however, you dont have to – leaving white space can work well too.