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Author Topic: Complementary Colours/Mixtures  (Read 457 times)

Val

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on: January 05, 2018, 04:53:24 PM
 :help: I feel I'm going backwards here. I've been trying to grasp a better understanding of the concept of using more complementary colours, which is supposed to be a good thing. I seem to end up with rather garish looking scenes. Sorry to say I did the unthinkable and sent them to the dustbin.  :whistle:

Regardless, hoping someone has some thoughts or insights on how to work one complementary alongside another without looking like a circus tent!  :crazy2:


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Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 01:31:14 PM
Gosh not sure what to advise, can you not lightly blend them together creating a softer line rather than a hard line. Hmmm not sure that Im grasping the problem totally. Hope youve had luck sorting the circus tent look out.
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Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 04:43:03 PM
Thanks Win. I have played about with it a bit and think it may just come down to using say the wrong orange with the blue I had. Rather like taking an orange from one colour wheel and putting it with the blue of another. Don't know if that makes sense or is even possible....  ::)   but that's my story and I'm sticking to it!   :guns:        ;D