Research Point 2: Digital Resources for Colour

Investigating and researching the digital resources has been a mixture of fun and interest and frustration! I tried out and played with all the links but found the Adobe and Colourpixel the easiest.

I found the concept of colour hunter is great – the fact that you can feed in an image and get a palette created:

The problem I had was with the interface (lots of pop up ads) and I just could not work out how to access my colour palettes! So I only ever got one at a time.

Using digital resources could really help when wanting to experiment quickly with how colours might look together. I did find inevitably when printing out that some colours weren’t true to what they had been on screen.

I found that there is a lot of work to be done between what is being selected on the screen and what goes to print. I discovered many of my colour samples did not print out well. They can look very different on different screens, and therefore come out very different in print.



Part 3: Colour Studies

I have ended up using my notebook more than the blog for this project, as I wanted to keep focussed on the practical tasks and literally took notes as I went.

I will briefly summarise my thoughts here:

Project 1: Colour Palettes and Proportion

I enjoyed working with gouache although achieving the delicacy of each colour takes a lot of practice with colour mixing

The yarn wraps are a fascinating way of dissecting colour- st the point of taking these notes I’ve made two so far and need to look at other examples and blogs to get an idea of the different ways and interpretations to create one.

The same with the watercolour studies.

I took a number of photos and spent a bit of time choosing composition etc. The changing light inevitably changes the colour tones for an exercise like this and I am aware that capturing and ‘fixing’ would only truly work if I had worked from a photo rather than a real still life.