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Walter Foster Drawing and Painting Resources


Have you seen the step by step drawing and painting resources we have available here on

This learn all about color lesson is a great reference for reviewing color theory or for the classroom.

Here is a taste of some of the information that is included:

Color is a crucial part of an artist's personal style. Building on the basics of color and color theory, an artist can create their own trademark color style: from bold & bright to bi-color schemas to black & white with a color pop.

color wheel resource

Color Basics

When mixing your own colors, it's important to have a basic knowledge of color relationships. The primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) are the three basic colors that all other colors derive from, and they can't be created by mixing any other colors. Each combination of two primary colors results in a secondary color (purple, green, and orange), and a combination of a primary and a secondary color results in a tertiary color (such as red-orange or yellow-green). Another term you'll want to become familiar with is hue, which refers to the color group or family (such as red) rather than the specific color (such as alizarin crimson and cadmium red light, which are both of a red hue).

What sort of drawing and painting resources would you like to see?

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