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Re: [wip] Dark interior architecture background

Reply #20 on: September 02, 2013, 07:36:10 am
I'd say the only real artistic justification there is perhaps the cheap suggestion of secondary patterns of color, and the increased 'contrast'/'pop' that can be obtained by varying hue.

There's not really much to it (the process of building/using hue variation) in my experience -- you just try to match the perceptual intensity of the 'inbetween' brightness that you would have if you were using monochrome ramping, and avoid significantly increasing the perceived saturation (don't bother with the HSL/HSV 'saturation' value, it's not reliable enough for this). You could consider laying down a reasonable amount of the 'monochrome' intermediate color before then altering that color. A decent palette editor doesn't hurt, but you can definitely also just tweak RGB values, especially if you are using a proper paletted paint program so that you get immediate visual feedback on color changes.
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Re: [wip] Dark interior architecture background

Reply #21 on: September 02, 2013, 01:19:14 pm
I also am very curious how I can make choices such as these.
Not only with purple but those lovely ramps I've seen Helm (and others) do with stuff like dark shades of muddy green mixed in.
It reminds me of this - http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=13186.msg133574#msg133574
Is there any logic to getting such different colours to blend together so well?
I've been messing around with that off and on for a while but can't seem to grasp it  :'(
How to blend without colour separation??

I think this information would also benefit the OP...

This is something I've always wanted to know too, sometimes you even see it in (stylized) portraits and things and I have no idea what the theory is behind it.

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Re: [wip] Dark interior architecture background

Reply #22 on: September 03, 2013, 03:30:15 am
This is something I've always wanted to know too, sometimes you even see it in (stylized) portraits and things and I have no idea what the theory is behind it.
Agreed, yes stylized portraits is an excellent example I had forgotten about.
For the OP's sake I've started a separate discussion here so jump in if your interested - http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=15735.msg143767#msg143767