A Color Theory Exercise: Colored Cubes in Warm and Cool Light
Above is a demonstration of the effects of warm and cool light on cubes of primary and secondary colors. I created this a few months ago after some intensive color theory study of my own. I created one cube in Photoshop then copied and pasted it rows of 8 across. I selected the proper color for each plane of the cube to depict the accurate color in either warm or cool light and filled each side. The idea was to put any reference aside and try to predict how the colors would behave. After more study and advice I intend to adjust the colors as I begin to see mistakes.
This is a challenging exercise I'd recommend for any professional artist and/or student with Photoshop savvy to create their own version. I'll post the basic cube so you can do it yourself. It's like a Rubik's cube for artists!
Also, if you're a more experienced professional than I, please comment below and tell me how I could improve my color relationships with a short critique.
-Are the relative values correct?
-Is the background color hindering or strengthening the effect?
-Do the warm and cool versions of each cube seem like they are identical aside from the relative warmth of their lighting?
Here's the scrambled cube if you'd like to test or improve your skills:
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