Assignment

Students will create a color wheel that shows at least 12 gradations of color and examples of color harmony palettes using Adobe Illustrator. The student's wheel should show 3 primary, 3 secondary and 6 tertiary colors. Students can email completed artwork or print to turn in. This exercise should demonstrate the students understanding of primary colors, color mixing and color harmony methods. Furthermore they can explore harmonious colors that haven't been shown in the lectures samples.

Color Wheel:
  • Create a new document in Illustrator that is 10"X10"
  • Go to File > Document Color Mode and choose RGB
  • Create a ring of shapes, at least 24. You can use the rotate tool and control-d to quickly make a geometric pattern. Try different shapes like teardrops, diamonds, ovals etc..
  • Open your color mixer (rgb) and mix your colors, start with red, then orange, etc...
  • You color wheel should show a smooth mix of color all the way around
  • Create a copy of your color wheel, draw arrows to show two complementary colors. Draw boxes to show those colors side by side.
  • Create a copy of your color wheel, draw arrows to show three split-complementary colors. Draw boxes to show those colors side by side.
  • Create a copy of your color wheel, draw arrows to show three analagous colors. Draw boxes to show those colors side by side.
  • Create a copy of your color wheel, draw arrows to show four quadrilateral colors. Draw boxes to show those colors side by side.
  • Arrange your wheels on your 10"X10" document and add your name before turning in.

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