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Triadic Color Scheme, tips and technique for artists, illustrators, mangakas and concept artists.

Triadic Color Scheme, tips and technique for artists, illustrators, mangakas and concept artists.

The triadic color scheme uses three colors equally spaced around the color wheel. This scheme is popular among graphic designers, photographers, and some artists because it offers strong visual contrast while retaining balance, and color richness. The triadic scheme is not as contrasting as the complementary scheme, but it looks more balanced and harmonious.

Triadic Color Scheme Direction

Pros: The triadic color scheme offers high contrast while retaining harmony.
Cons: The triadic color scheme is not as contrasting as the complementary scheme.

This is somewhat the closet to Triadic color scheme with a little tweaking of the older version that I could find from my stash. :) * Mostly I like working in complimentary color scheme, triadic is harder. TIPS: The more colors you have to deal with the more difficult to balance them.

1. Choose one color to be dominant element and used in larger amounts than others. The last two can be used as secondary and so on.
2. If the colors look gaudy, try to subdue them either by using the less saturate hue or push it back into the back ground.

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tehaboo said…
awesome tips on drawing,u r really pro on this....i like all u present.

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Jay Brushett said…
I'm loving these general art tips -- lots of stuff you can apply right away. Thanks for posting them; I hope there are more to come!
Chris said…
Is this colour wheel you are using at the moment from a program or something? (please don't say it's from photoshop!)
XIA said…
tehaboo> thanks...I just try to come up and research on what I think could be useful to me and others.
Jay>> True, I talked about terminology on the video so much that I never really explain them in depth so I thinks post like this is a good opportunity for me to explode beyond the practical method.
Chris> This one is just a basic standard color wheel. Try "Color wheel" on google, then you will see tons of them.