Color Interaction Pairings: Phase 1

I learned that color was never seen as the greatest medium in art when it actually is.  In Josef Albers  Interaction of Color, he emphasizes on not only on seeing color, however also feeling the relationships between colors. According to an article about Josef Alber’s theory on color  The Magic and Logic of Color:

“Practical exercises demonstrate through color deception (illusion) the relativity and instability of color. And experience teaches that in visual perception there is a discrepancy between physical fact and psychic effect.”

Another point that Josef Alber talks about that I agree with and learned a bit from, is that our brains are conditioned to just look at something and point out the obvious, very literal things we see instead of really considering and admiring the richness of seeing. “And when he talked about visual perception, he meant something much more profound than just the way we look at the word – he would stop and look at the world look at the smallest object, smallest event, and see through it in a deep kind of way.”

Project 3:phase 1


Hours spent- 1 hour

The first image represents broad a broad range image. This is because there a similar amount or equal amount of light and darkness in the image, there’s a neutral clash between light and dark. The second image represents a high-key/light value range. This is because there is mostly light in this image and less darkness or shadows in the image. The last image represents low-key/light value range. This is because there is little to no light in the image, instead there is  mostly darkness and shadows.

Color Harmony:Phase 1

Analogous by Erin Smith Glenn
Monochromatic by Basquiat
Complimentary by Irina Nakhova






The first photo is analogous because it’s showing colors that are very close to each other on the color wheel. The second photo is monochromatic because they are mostly the same color but have different tones. The last photo is complementary because it shows red and green which are complementary colors.


Color Harmony: Phase 1

Analogous Colors [Red, Red Orange, Orange, Yellow Orange] – 
Monochromatic [Pink] – Carolina Mizrahi
Complementary [Orange & Blue] – Photographer unkown

Color Harmony: Phase 1

The first image is a analogous for the color blue and purple that they are close nieghbors, monochromatic for the saturation of the purple background and complementary for the bit of yellow zippers and the purple hair with the background. This character is called Patrone and she is a bomber type (ice/ rock), and quite silence.

The second image is a monochromatic for the value of the background and the chrarcter’s clothing and analogous for the light purple hair and the blue on her physical appearance, dress and background. This charcter is Natalia, a noble wolf that weilds a spear, she’s a attacker type  (ice/ rock), very brave and serious in battles.

The third image is a complementary for the color red on the character’s appearance and the green backgroud as well, near complementary for green is complementary with red and pink is close with the color red and monochromatic for the saturation of the green background and a bit of the red on the character’s appearance. This character is Joy, she’s a support type (fire/ scissors), hard working medic, very caution, never misses a patient and makes her patients feel nervous thinking she has no experience since she’s young or so as they thought.

These three image are credit and owned by VisualShowers.

Durations: 2-3 days to gather images

15-25 minutes to edit and redesign images.

Color Harmony: Phase 1

Monochromatic Skies, drawing by Rina mukamal

Analogous Blue And green oceans, Picture by Jennifer Levine

Complementary sky/ocean, Picture by Dave Johnson

The first photo is monochromatic because it’s showing the sky with one color which happens to be blue and it also shows different shades of blue. The second photo isn’t analogous because the photo includes two colors that happen to be near each other on the color spectrum/wheel. The last photo is complementary because it shows two complementary colors which happens to be blue and orange.

Color Interaction Parings: Phase 1

Based on the article presented, it states that color is for sure relative and distinct for the human eye .  According to Josef Albers in The Magic and  Logic of Color;

“Just as the knowledge of acoustics does not make one musical — neither on the productive nor on the appreciative side — so no color system by itself can develop one’s sensitivity for color.”

Josef Albers mentions that the color system can’t develop itself unless it spreads out its diversity, one way I can describe, and by exploring much more you’ll be able to gain the informations before knowledge itself. Comparing to music that Josef mention in his article says that knowledge is not what make that person musical, it’s talent itself, in my own opinion and that fate within you can help you reach through higher boundaries that knowledge can’t independently reach.

Color Interaction Parings: Phase 1

Based on the articles presented, it seems that color, is relative and distinct based on the eye.  According to Josef Albers in The Magic and  Logic of Color;

So color is open to interpretation, meaning in one way or another we all see color a little differently than what it actually is. Based on what I was able to comprehend about color theory, it appears that having your color makes it able to be interpreted differently. Color also has very distinct appearances and saturations. In short, color is the expression manifested into our own eyes.

Saturation Studies: Phase 1


Time: 1 HR

The image on the right is the original color wheel, and my unique color wheel was centered around the concept of fruits. I knew some fruits off the top of my head that fit in the color wheel, especially for the “rare” colors like magenta and cyan. Just so you can know those fruits aren’t just photoshopped to the color you can look up the fruits for magenta & cyan, which are dragonfruit and blue quandong.

Color Interaction Parings: Phase 1

In this article by Maria Popova, I learned that color is both mental and physical. In the article the author states that we see but at the same time we don’t see. The author also quotes, “In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is — as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art”. This quote to me means that color can be seen in different perspectives than just from what’s actually there. I also learned about the after-image effect. The ‘afterimage effect’ demonstrates the interaction of color caused by interdependence of color. Color comes in many shapes and forms and can be expressed through many other things. Another thing I gasped from this article is the concept of illusions and how color makes illusions more visible and more effective.