THE COLOUR BOOK

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Keeping It Simple. An invaluable art resource now available for download.

Learn and understand colour through theory and practical exercises. An effortless but complete and clear way to become familiar with its principles and how to incorporate them into your projects. 

A practical and informative book that will to help you understand colour, colour schemes and most of all to help you discover what it is you like about colour.

This book isn’t about what’s right or wrong, according to a set of theoretic rules.

Through exercises and a series of practical activities you will build your knowledge of colour and how to use it in your artwork.

By doing the activities in this book, not just reading about them, you will improve your understanding of colour by 70%. in addition to this book, we have created The Colour Workbook, with black line masters for all the activities included. You will be able to create copies of these to complete each of the exercises. It is recommended that these be copied onto paper that has a weight of around 110gsm to 130gsm to allow it to be painted on without buckling.

This book has been written using Matisse Structure and Flow Formula acrylic paints from Derivan Pty Ltd. We have chosen this brand because of their extremely high quality and brilliant colours. You will however, be able to use other brands – and you’ll find this book useful anywhere you’re thinking about colour.

Download PDF version of The Colour Book here (4.2Mb)

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The Colour Workbook

Companion publication to The Colour Book with step by step exercises and activities with diagrams and dedicated areas where you can put your learning to practice.

Download PDF version of The Colour Workbook here (800Kb)


Sample Pages from The colour Book.

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Clear and concise information on colour perception.

Supporting art resource information.

Easy to follow activities pages.