TTS assignment is pretty straightforward. It is one assignment that nearly all students can score perfect grade. Students are required to choose 1 hue from the twelve (based on a 12-hue color wheel). Then tints and shades the hue into different values and tones it into duller hues (unsaturated). So, you might wonder : What the hell is this "tint, tone and shade"?
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Let's begin with a brief lecture :)
So, the first T stands for Tint which means adding WHITE to a hue.
Tinting will change the value of a hue (to a higher value) as well as the intensity of the color. It will impact the color intensity but not in a very significant way like toning OR adding complimentary colors (will be discussed in the next assignment). Adding white to a hue will dull the color but it will not break the color (which means if it's in a green family, it will always remain in a green family).
Tinting colors often looks like Pastel.
Let's move to S first. It actually stands for Shade. A shade is simply any colors mixed with BLACK.
Shading will change the value of a hue (darken the value) and yes, the saturation (intensity) of the color. Shading will dull your color just like tinting and toning.
And finally, the middle T which is a little bit special. Toning means adding gray to a pure hue. Toning will greatly impact the color intensity. Toning will make the pure color look very dull from the pure hue.
Let's get some visual images to better understand the terms.
Below are two paintings (Self-Portrait) by Van Gogh.
|Vincent Van Gogh, Selbstporträt, 1889, Oil on Canvas, 25.6 x 21.3 inch|
|Vincent Van Gogh, Selbstporträt, 1888, Oil on Canvas, 15.7 x 12.2 inch|
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Overview of My TTS.
Materials and tools:
- acrylic paints
- watercolor paper
- 8.5" x 11" Bristol board
- pencil, eraser, ruler
- scissor, knife, cutting pad
- painting equipment (brush, pallete, pallete knife)
- rubber cement and its pick-up
1. Select one color from the 12-hue color wheel. Select one except YELLOW. Highly advisable: use a MID-VALUE hue.
2. As shown above (my project) :
- Adding the white to the selected hue, create three very distinct tints (play with the value).
- Adding the black to the hue, create three very different shades (pay with the value as well).
- Adding the gray of SAME VALUE as your hue (refer to Value Scale), create three visibly different tones ( play with saturation).
4. As always, REMOVE EXCESS RUBBER CEMENT AND PENCIL LINE!
Not much to say in this assignment. It's pretty easy :p
Just remember to not use Yellow because if you are to shade the yellow, it will turn into greenish yellow. One more: Don't choose Violet, Blue-Violet and Red-Violet and (perhaps) Blue! Tinting would yield a very good result but when you shade them, you will cry. Why? You need 3 shades here and they must be distinct! When it comes to shading the dark values of each hue will not give you three very different shades.
Note that the pigments used in this class are
Quinacridone Red, Hansa Yellow Light, Phthalo Blue, Titanium White and Carbon Black.
Next Assignment: Subduing Complements