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Establishing Mood with Color by TamberElla Establishing Mood with Color by TamberElla

This is only how I view things! Other people may have different views!

I am by no means a master of any of this, I'm just sharing my views :)

Hopefully this will be helpful to some people! :D I've been working on it for a few days now. Part 2 coming as soon as I have time! :XD:

All art here is me, *TamberElla
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OfficialDrawer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
May I ask what for an Art program do you use?
sparkycatkid Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the nostalgic theme!
Kopanitsak Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Student Filmographer
Awesome Tutorial! Very detailed! :D I'm so into colors and this is really inspiring! Thank you very much! :thanks:
Whiskey-Spaniel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icononce-upon-a-clock: look at this :O
Once-Upon-A-Clock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Whoa, this will be helpful
sugarweregoinup Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so so so helpful !!! 
luckyleafs Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the most helpful tutorials on colour.  Thanks!
TR0OPER Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist
This is very helpful. Thanks! O:
Sophiathehusky333 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Caeruu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
I've been having difficulties when it comes to this sort of problem. Thank you, this will greatly help! :D
Jcat4ever2 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This tutorial is so fascinating. I love it! This'll definitely come in handy.
efflora Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
This was really helpful, thank you! C:
Lullivy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
when will we have a part 2?
kipahara Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the advice Tamber, realy hope use that in the future, it will be verry usefull.
Distressedlittlemoon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
:') This is so great.. Furthering the story by color, amazing!
Overrated-Summer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student General Artist
this is so helpful, thank you so much :hug:
Larry-and-Lazel Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great and it made me screech at its greatness
banifi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa 0.o It really does give off the feeling of all you wrote...colours really make a difference sometimes huh?
Pinrescent Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
This is amazing :D
It's so helpful...Thanks a heap for sharing
MafzDestruct Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so interesting how colors can change the whole entire feeling of a work of art
EtudeChopin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist
oh this is going to be mega helpful.. thank you very very super much
Tonko Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this! A great reference.
Stalcry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your tutorials are the best
evil0verlady Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is going to be very helpful as I color my pictures! Thank you for sharing!
Saakilla Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for making this, it's very very helpful <3
fireheartsilverwind Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is very helpful C:
FoxTone Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This so helpful!
I keep coming back to this tutorial.
Can't wait for part 2!
ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.......... There's one thing I don't understand..... How do I achieve this while still maintaining the colors of the character?
Cardinal4 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm guessing that these color schemes are not used for every page, but only on pages which are meant to carry extra emotional impact. So probably you might have normal pages where the reader can see the 'original' colors of the character.
ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, that makes sense
LittleHikaria Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for ur veiws!! U have explained everything so clearly and fresh!!! THANK U SO MUCH!! :iconletylove:
TheOddStrange Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thelytlemonster Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is great! Thank you for uploading!
evvervescent Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful! Thank you so much!
av1an Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
this is very helpful!! i'll be sure to reference this when i'm looking to achieve a certain feeling for my next picture ^w^ thank you for this!!
dayylights Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for making such a wonderful tutorial >.< I tried using this idea of mood with color in this piece: [link] I must say you are a wonderful artist and that you inspire me everyday c:
irRationTS Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Thabk you. I never thought of some of those moods!
BrittHyatt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful!!! :O Thank you so much for making this :D :happybounce:
Snorkelhead Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is really helpful,
hope you don't mind me asking, but how do you get the lighting like that, like do you colour it normally and put a special layer on top or something?
Pandamanga21 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, I wanna' give you a mega hug right now!! I finally found a tutorial with GOOD pictures in it!! And I mean good like it doesn't have some weird demon dude or a girl that is overly exposed o.O. Ur awesome, THANK YOU!!!!
1KittyKat13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Can you tell me how to make my picture have a bit more impact?
TamberElla Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
can you give me a few more examples of your artwork?
1KittyKat13 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Those are two of my more recent ones but they are still a few months old.
DragonPortal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I may have to use these methods on my new comic :meow:
savannagrey Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is massively useful and feels like the perfect next step after reading about color theory. Thank you so much! I can't wait to see part 2!
Phantassel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial! :O_o: That really helps! I never thought of actually making a palette...Which is something every artist should do! :D
SnazzyCrackedWhip Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Extremely helpful. :D
Kustin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I would like to thank you for putting out such an interesting tutorial with color theories. I returned to it today as I was working on my photo as a cover art for a song I've almost finished, trying to find the right mood along with the soundscape and lyrical perspective (it's sort of ambient/post-rock). So I understand that colors aren't exclusive to merely pictures and drawings, since even the sounds and songs have their colors that gives them a sort of coherence that it gets easier to relate them to.

But I digress, you helped me get a grasp on how colors work along with the senses, even in the audible area. I'm looking forward to see the following parts of your tutorials! Cheers! ;)
IldRev Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome :D thank you so mutch !!!!!!!
AeroTundra Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES! I've been looking for this EVERYWHERE!! I've seen color tutorials and such but they never really got into the mood in color as much.
Extremely, severely helpful. Thank you. X3
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