Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Artistic Polar Bear Challenge: 100 Ways In 100 Days. #59 - Cool Dominant Complementary

Time to try another complementary mix, and this time we'll let the cool color dominate.

Today's color choices are Cadmium Orange, and Cerulean Blue.  I debated using Cobalt Blue, but thought it would recede too much given the strength and warmth of the orange, so the warmer Cerulean was tapped for duty.

Cool Complementary Bear

The difficulty with this pair of hues is that they're much closer in value then yesterday's yellow and violet.  It's easy to lighten with white, but impossible to get a good strong dark.  Because of this, the whole value key had to be raised a little, and I found myself having a hard time wrapping my brain around this one.

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