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Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015

Assignment 4: Transpose colors of equal value

Criteria

Transpose 4 warm outer colors into 4 cool inner colors by changing only hue, not value

  • Replicate the four color comparison format developed by Albers.
  • All outer colors should be warm; all inner colors should be cool – or vice versa.
  • Outer and inner colors must differ only in hue, not value.
  • Vary the values so that, as in music, you have high, medium and low notes.

Homework is shown below in the order submitted.

Tracy Dudley

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/TDudley_Color_Class_3-01.jpg

Comment:

Well I didn’t want to be first again but… : ) Hope I understood the criteria…

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 14, 2015 at 8:29 am

Patty Chaney

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-4-square-value-study-01.jpg

Comment:

Okay, I’ll dare to be the first! Gulp!

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 14, 2015 at 8:47 am

Suchi Waters Benjamin

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Assignment-4-Values-WhiteBG.png

Comment:

Challenging but a VALUEable color exercise for fine-tuning the eyes!

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 14, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Tracy Dudley

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/TD_Color_Class_3_2a.jpg

Comment:

Had trouble with the 2nd one. The reds were harder to deal with warm and cool and values.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 14, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Suchi Waters Benjamin

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Assignment-4-Values-corrected.png
http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Assignment-4Values2b.png

Comment:

Resubmitted with corrections per Dick’s critique plus second attempt with diversified cool colors as well as warm.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 12:56 am

Stephanie Sachs

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Lesson-4.jpg

Comment:

Aloha Dick Hope you are feeling better.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 11:08 am

Stephanie Sachs

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Lesson-4b.jpg

Comment:

I do check on using the greyscale on Illustrator. I will give you the top right but the bottom right was actually a the thinest of hairs lighter on the outside and I fixed it too.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Lisa Walsh

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-4.jpg

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Suchi Waters Benjamin

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Assignment-4-Values-Hue-Greyscaleai.png

Comment:

Lisa, I like the way you formatted this assignment, so I’m resubmitting my last attempt to mirror your design. Thanks!

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Suchi Waters Benjamin

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Assignment-4-Values-Hues-Greyscale.png

Comment:

Oooops, I found an error in the “Lisa Design Format” I just submitted, so here’s strike two!

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Gail Simmons

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-7M-01.png

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Elizabeth Ann Sutcliffe

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Color-Transposition.png

Comment:

So fun…learning with HOLLY!!!

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Elizabeth Ann Sutcliffe

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Color-Tranpostion-2-.png

Comment:

A study with vanishing boundaries with similar hue and vibrating boundaries with opposing/different hues … Equal Value and Diffferent Hues

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Gail Simmons

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-7M2png-01.png

Comment:

Larger version. Earlier submission too small.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Patty Chaney

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-4-square-value-study1-03.jpg

Comment:

Dick, I can’t seem to get that line in the top left to go away, so I changed the colors.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 15, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Keri Duke

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/lesson-3.png

Comment:

Whew! this was hard!

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 16, 2015 at 7:54 am

Keri Duke

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/lesson-3-second-try.png

Comment:

second try after reading directions and viewing classmates submissions

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 16, 2015 at 9:50 am

Gail Simmons

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-Fnl-01.png

Comment:

Final submission on these color combos.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 16, 2015 at 11:04 am

Lisa Walsh

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-4-1.jpg

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Debra Lumpkins

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/ColorLesson3.jpg

Comment:

I regret having missed such an important class. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on this and I’m hoping that I understood the assignment correctly.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Stephanie Sachs

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Lesson-4d.jpg

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 17, 2015 at 11:40 am

Chelsea Bryce

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/equalvalueA.jpg
http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/blackwhiteA.jpg

Comment:

My first attempt. (Black & white version attached.) The values in the upper right corner don’t match and the values in the bottom row are too similar.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 17, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Chelsea Bryce

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/equalvalueB.jpg
http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/blackwhiteB.jpg

Comment:

Second attempt. The values in the left column are too close. Is color temperature relative?

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 17, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Chelsea Bryce

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/equalvalueC.jpg
http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/blackwhiteC.jpg

Comment:

Third attempt. Values are a good match (except maybe the upper left corner) and there are four distinct value zones.

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 17, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Lisa Walsh

http://dicknelsoncolor.com/wp-content/uploads/formidable/Homework-4-3.jpg

4: Transpose colors of equal value
Color Relationships 1, Summer 2015, August 18, 2015 at 7:16 am

Assignment 4: Transpose colors of equal value

assignment

Criteria

Transpose 4 warm outer colors into 4 cool inner colors by changing only hue, not value

  • Replicate the four color comparison format developed by Albers.
  • All outer colors should be warm; all inner colors should be cool – or vice versa.
  • Outer and inner colors must differ only in hue, not value.
  • Vary the values so that, as in music, you have high, medium and low notes.

Constraints

Outer colors and inner colors have opposite color “temperatures”: Outer colors are warm; inner colors are cool, or vice versa.

Albers reference

Chapter XIV, “Color intervals and transformation”, and chapter XXIII, “Equal light intensity – vanishing boundaries”

Hints for success

  • Compare in multiple directions: outer-inner, left-right, up-down
  • Borders between equal value colors will be soft, fuzzy, indistinct
  • Look for equal hardness along the borders of neighboring hues
  • Use a movable swatch to test using Albers’ after-image trick

Common problems

Inner colors are too dark