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First of a series of posters I´m working on. Orginal size is A3.

The Color Theory

The foundations of pre-20th-century color theory were built around “ pure” or ideal colors, characterized by sensory experiences rather than attributes of the physical world. This has led to a number of inaccuracies in traditional color theory principles that are not always remedied in modern formulations.

he most important problem has been a confusion between the behavior of light mixtures, called additive color, and the behavior of paint or ink or dye or pigment mixtures, called subtractive color. This problem arises because the absorption of light by material substances follows different rules from the perception of light by the eye.

Many historical “ color theorists” have assumed that three “ pure” primary colors can mix all possible colors, and that any failure of specific paints or inks to match this ideal performance is due to the impurity or imperfection of the colorants. In reality, only imaginary “ primary colors” used in colorimetry can " mix" or quantify all visible (perceptually possible) colors; but to do this the colors are defined as lying outside the range of visible colors: they cannot be seen.

Any three real “ primary” colors of light, paint or ink can mix only a limited range of colors, called a gamut, which is always smaller (contains fewer colors) than the full range of colors humans can perceive.


© 2009 Roberto Abril Hidalgo | bobbyperux.deviantart.com | teskostudio.com

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ronbaird88 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very well stated and true! However when painting, weather digitally or traditionally. a gamut is very useful! it teaches color relations rather than matching color for color in real life and induces color harmony and mood. A mistake many artists make (myself included) is arbitrary color picking which usually results in your painting looking garish. what colors you exclude from a painting is just as important as what you include.
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morteza-lotfi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice job
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Aspartam Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Ah ! As a photographer and digital artist, I was perfectly aware of the physical realities of color mix, additive and subtractive. So it frustrated me to no end when I took painting lessons about colors - hoping to learn the technically of producing precise shades with paint- and the lessons were about this theorical color circle and primaries mix that is so inaccurate. Plus, the lessons took place under artificial fluorescent lightning, that is a poor light with a deficient spectrum.
Your poster is graphically interesting but also I hope it will diffuse the knowledge about real color theory, useful for everyone of us.
Something else I find also very interesting is subjective perception of colors ; the proximity of a color to another can change it in the mind and perception.
There is also the cultural feeling about colors. As artist we ought to have a solid knowledge about all tree aspects of colors...Physical truth, subjective perception by the eyes, mind-cultural associations.
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Nokadota Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work man.
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minimalminds Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Genial!!! me encanta!
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Ostia cuanto tiempo! Q tal todo? :)
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aliather Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
superb
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eN-1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
really cool
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Palgie Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Superb work, is there a specific name for the diagram you used or sources of inspiration? I see some of these around the web but cant find any information the actual diagrams :( ?
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Are-You-Okay Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
This is great.
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flatsol Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
this reminds me of LA artist KOFIE. some of his early work, anyway.

[link]

but look at his new stuff now! crazy. i am fiending right now just looking at.
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
interesting stuff, thanks for the link man

:beer:
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flatsol Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
hey bobby (is that your real name?)

just flipping through your stuff now that i found you.

this is really dope. the series of posters looks like it will be entirely solid. i always appreciate when people dig back into the fundemental principles and history and lay it down to school heads on whatsup.

do you have a name for the series? "Foundation"? right on.

I would really like to feature your posters somehow, something either web or maybe even in print form. some ideas to throw around? can we msg about this?

i'm out in San Francisco. yee!
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Hi again

Thanks for your words. Yeah, this series are build around the concept of primary ideas behind the design principles and the way I dare with them myself. It is pretty subjective and just for fun. I called the series "exploration vs solution" but it is not finished yet. You now, still exploring.

Send me a message to teskostudio@gmail.com and I will send you my msn. :)

Cheers
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dlab Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Artist
Really nice. I live it. When u made it in more bog resolution?
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, probably never. I lost all the files from my latest projects in a HD crash :/
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dlab Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Artist
OMG :cries: it was amazing.
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
shit happens you know
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dlab Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Artist
:thumbsup:
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:beer:
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iSkyloft Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiseewhatyoudidthere: :iconthanksplz:
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soulatech Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is so dope mate, when you release the poster let me know...I don't know about a A3 version but I would love a A4 so I can frame it & put it up with my other prints.

Let me know bruv, peace!
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Sure man, I´ll keep you update about it.

:peace:
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soulatech Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you bro!
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dot-next Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
awesome work!
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks a lot man
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Pulsera Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! Minimalistic and the colors work splendidly!
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man, glad you like it
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danield6 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
brilliant work! :thumbsup:
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man
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Methodologi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Love this
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
glad you like it
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
excellent work Bobby :clap:
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks man
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EnzuDes1gn Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
np B
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ObscureTom Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Sweet! I love the coloring
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks
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aditya4art Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
very nice
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:beer:
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dbirdofprey Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
While the colours themselves fail to suit my needs, the concept is definitely there - i can tell you invested talent and time.

but i'm actually here to say that I'm one of the victims of misinformation on this area, and seeing things put together like this, helped me a tad to brake free of confusion. Thank you !
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the comment
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Wonder-Design Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great work and idea! :+fav:
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
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yagosanz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Uff, me encanta en serio, tiene una armonía...está todo en sintonía. Me encanta buen trabajo :D
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
gracias yago
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Cederblad Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009   Interface Designer
looks really good! =)
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:iconbobbyperux:
Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks
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meggert Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very nice

but there's a tag missing ;)

<div align="left"> .....</div>
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Bobbyperux Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Don´t know why actually, I´ve only edited one letter since yesterday when the description looked just fine and all tags seems to be on its right place
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OtisBee Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009   Interface Designer
<div align="left"> .....</div>

...what's that for?
it now sits there in your "Artist's Comments" surrounding the entire quote being visible and without function. :confused:
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