Category Archives: Assignment 5

Colour Theory

Some extra colour theory links.


colour schemes

Someone anonymously made this little game on Tumblr. (I cannot find the citation, i’ll come back to this) and it’s a really fun way of practicing using different colour schemes. Here are a few I did:


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Using A Colour Palette

Presentation 4 – Halloween

Below is our presentation for the Split world with the use of colour.

Presentation : Build A World – 3

This time I did actually write a script for the group to look at, since we felt that we should actually be preparing more for these presentations, and each person was able to claim two slides to speak about.

Then most of them didn’t actually read it.

Which was lovely.

But they did obviously know about the project and we were able to speak about the process with relative ease.

Here is the script:

1. This is our attempt at using colour to create a Halloween atmosphere on the split world.

2. We had a few issues with working out which drawing related to the separate sides of the world, and had a hard time trying to get a feel for each side.

3. What is Halloween here? Why does it matter? [I’ll say this side because it’s quite long and I don’t want to retype it]

4. & 5. These are concepts where we tried to work out the direction, perspective – basically the composition of the key scenes that we wanted to create to depict Halloween on this world.

6. – 9. Concepts, talk about how the colour makes it conveys the atmosphere! COLOUR!!!

10. & 11.Research that we did. Colour, Halloween and organic architecture. (Mention nothing else!!!)

12. Thanks for listening.
Claim slides as you wish!

There is the version I initially wrote down in my sketchbook with the full version of the reasoning behind Halloween on this planet.


  • The initial concept drawing that I did for the darkside was a little too dark to see the mountains in it, at least for the projector
  • For the lightside drawing that I did, the light that I had around the sun would not realistically be that colour
  • For the drawing Clare did of the siege by the darkside, the only think pointed out was to maybe lower the horizon line to the lower third
  • Apply the knowledge learnt in life drawing to the creature concepts
  • Remember composition
  • When taking pictures of our work, take them square on rather than at an angle or blurry
  • Remember we can ask the previous group for their help/guidance


So this time we were doing colour theory and to demonstrate what we had learnt, we were to depict halloween on the Split World planet, using colour to convey the atmosphere that we were trying to create.

As we were taking over the split world project, I tried to compile a list of all things that the previous group thought were important and that they wanted us to retain in their world. It was going well until I asked Siobhan to actually right down the last few things she said, because I couldn’t really hear her, and ended up with “I am awesome” and “churros” as points on my list.


After that, I tried to compile a list of things that our group needed to have done, so that we all had a clear idea of what needed to be done.

We also managed to send ourselves the presentation that the other group had done on their world so that we could also refer back to that, although we did get confused between which side of the planet was which.

I did ask Siobhan about the Dark side environment and she told me it was “hella ice, still lakes with black water reflecting the sky and jagged glacier mountains, no real snow or rain but electrical storms and flares would cause disruption in the air”. Below is my attempt at creating that landscape.

Dark side landscape
Dark side landscape

We then had another problem.

Last night, when I was finishing off the powerpoint and waiting on the last drawings to be sent to me, Molly told us that she would be able to draw the Light side landscape. She had tried “about 5 times and I can’t get it right”, so instead I gave it a go. Literally just finished it.

Light side - the little character was taken from the previous group's powerpoint
Light side – the little character was taken from the previous group’s powerpoint

I really do not like it. I didn’t even notice the blob that I’d forgotten to erase until now. Too late now.

At least the presentation should be good, since we have a script this time, I’ll upload it after with feedback.


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Above is the research that we did on halloween, colour palettes we could use and colour theory.

Clare was the main person who found all this research and posted it for us to see, and then I went through each link so that I could cite it and put it into the powerpoint.