Learn color theory concepts from a pro digital artist

Practical Color Theory for Digital Artists

Let's go beyond the color wheel. Learn how to practically apply color theory to your art & stop being afraid of color! | taught by K Michael Russell

Course description

Are you an artist that’s usually satisfied with your artwork UNTIL it’s time to add color? I remember that feeling!

In this course, I’ll teach you how to practically apply color theory concepts to your digital art, so you can stop being afraid of color and start using it to elevate your art to a whole new level!

Color can be a scary aspect of any visual art, since poor use of color can easily make or break a great drawing, painting, logo, or sketch. Early in my own studies, I was repeatedly disappointed by the color theory tutorials I found online. Sure, I would learn some terminology--warm, cool, primary, secondary, complementary, etc--but this is just terminology! How do I actually use these concepts in my art?!

If you’ve ever found yourself asking that question, this is the course for you!

In addition to the hours of real-time, step-by-step video lessons, you’ll also get:

  • Line drawings for practice, so you can focus on color.

  • Layered PSD files used in the lessons.

  • Examples from my pro work as a digital colorist at Image Comics & Top Cow.

Although Photoshop is used throughout this course, the color theory concepts taught here can be applied with most of your favorite digital art applications such as Photoshop, Clip Studio, Paintstorm, Procreate, Corel Painter, Sketchbook Pro, Krita, ArtRage, etc.

So if you're ready to learn how to make color work FOR you, instead of against you, I'll see you inside. :)

K Michael Russell
K Michael Russell
Professional Comic Book Colorist (GLITTERBOMB, JUDGE DREDD, HACK/SLASH) & art instructor

I began coloring comics professionally in 2011, and I've been a fan of comics and art as far back as I can remember!

I'm working as a colorist for comic book publishers Image Comics, IDW Publishing, Top Cow on projects like JUDGE DREDD, the critically acclaimed GLITTERBOMB, POSTAL, and HACK/SLASH. I also worked on one of the short stories in the 2015 Eisner & Harvey-nominated In The Dark: A Horror Anthology.

I uploaded my first comic book tutorial to YouTube in July 2013 and launched my first coloring course about a year later. There are so many tutorials out there, but not many cover the most important aspect of coloring - storytelling! Even the most popular books on the subjects don't even talk about it. I created my first coloring courses for that exact reason.

In late 2017, I launched another more advanced coloring course, and followed it in early 2018 with a beginner's course on digital art with Procreate for iPad and new color theory course. More are coming!

I'm a huge movie fan, guitar player, drummer, and all-around tech geek. I live in Long Beach, Mississippi, with my wife of sixteen years, We have two cats. One is a jerk.

Some of my former (and current) collaborators include : Isaac Goodhart, Amy Chu, Kody Chamberlain, Ale Garza, Mike NortonMichael Moreci, Steve Seeley, Emilio Laiso, Jim Zub, Max Dunbar, Mike Henderson, Chris Lewis, Eryk Donovan, Rachel Deering, Valentin Ramon MenendezTim Seeley, Matt MinerJeff McClelland, Glenn Møane, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, Shawn Aldridge, Jorge Vega, Jeff McComsey, Mark Bertolini, Fabian Rangel Jr, Jethro Morales, Pow Rodrix, Magnus Aspli

K. Michael Russell

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