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Is there a method for setting up my palette on axes by Hue, Value, and Intensity?

I'm a very technical person, even with painting. I wanted to set up my palette like a graph so that it does not become messy, no matter what color I want to mix. This is not an issue if I was only ...
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How can the colour scheme of this painting be described (in technical terms)?

How can the colour scheme of this painting be described in technical terms? For instance: Grayscale Low saturation Or something else? I don't have a background in art; I find that I'm unsuccessful ...
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What are the differences between different black oil paints?

Assuming they are all the same grade (let's assume professional grade to simplify the question), what makes one better for one purpose or another? I understand that there are a variety to choose from: ...
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Why do some artists use narrow tonal ranges?

Why do some artists use narrow tonal ranges in their paintings? What is the advantage? Some examples: One art writer I read writes that a narrow tonal range produces a "metaphysical" feel to the ...
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Color sequence of a sunset

Hi what I'm trying to do is some "light art" with simulating a sunset. For that I'm able to create all colors and fading between them in different speeds. But what I'm missing is the actual color ...
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What color scheme does the Spongebob character use?

We have a homework regarding color schemes and I chose Spongebob as my subject. At first I was thinking that it uses a triadic scheme since it uses blue, red, and yellow, and brown is just a ...
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Need advice on a color that matches this color theory [closed]

I’m currently working on an art project and came to a barrier. I need to implement a third color that is asssociated with one another based on the color wheel and color theory, to these colors as ...
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What range of wall color options would be generally considered aesthetically viable for a room with colored light bulbs? [closed]

I have recently installed LIFX colored light bulbs in my room. However, my wall is currently painted a fairly saturated blue, against which some of the bulb colors strike me at least initially as ...
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What is a split primary palette?

I'm looking at building out a gouache palette and I came across the term "split primary" palette. What is that and why would I want to have that?
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Dim lighting with colored pencils

I asked a similar question to this recently (Shading dark scenes) but this time I want to know how I can get a colored pencil drawing to look very shadowy and dark. How do I color the picture where ...