Analogous color scheme

Analogous color scheme. Color Harmony: Analogous Color scheme, basic Color Schemes for artists, illustrators, concept design.
The analogous color scheme uses colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel. One color is used as a dominant color while others are used to enrich the scheme. The analogous scheme is similar to the monochromatic one, but offers more nuances.

Example of Analogous Color Scheme and Harmony below

analogous color scheme painting

analogous color scheme painting

Here is what should be on the color wheel if you are painting analogous color scheme approach.

analogous color scheme on color wheel

analogous color scheme on color wheel

1. Avoid using too many hues in the analogous scheme, because this may ruin the harmony.
2. Avoid combining warm and cool colors in this scheme.

More Color Scheme and harmony see:
-Monochromatic and Achromatic color scheme
-Complementary color scheme
-Color vs value artist’s tips

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About Xia Taptara

Xia Taptara (黃曉聲 Huang XiaoShēng), currently a freelance concept artist for games and films, formerly a character concept artist for ArenaNet/NCsoft (GuildWars & Guildwars 2). I also work on various projects for Game of Thrones, Square-Enix, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Fight Games, Disney Interactive, and many publishers & clients. I use Wacom Tablet Intuos and Photoshop CS2,3,4,5 to do most of my professional art work. I use pencil, pen, and traditional medium in my free time. I founded ( in 2007 to motivate myself to create more and better art. Also I get to draw and paint whatever the hell I want to. Hopefully I can inspired some young soul and old soul alike. *QUESTIONS & COMMENT: PLEASE POST THEM ON THE BLOG. Or CONTACT ME via idrawgirls Facebook page. DO NOT E-MAIL ME. Thank you. ;-)
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3 Responses to Analogous color scheme

  1. Robyn Steward says:

    I’m an interior designer, and I referenced this piece twice while in art school. I love everything she represents. Do you have prints for sale, or is the original? Thank you!

  2. provestra says:

    Very nice work. The smoking women and that effect is awesome !

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