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Color Temperature example by jermilex Color Temperature example by jermilex
Just a simple example of how the concept of Color Temperature can be used to give more life and believability to an image. Color, value and hue all work together in nature and cannot be separated. When you paint try not to just have light yellow and dark yellow (which can look muddy like in the top example), but consider that saturation can increase and the hue can shift when the light decreases in strength. Think of light as energy instead of just a value or black and white. If you turn on a light bulb slowly the filament will start by glowing a deep saturated red, then as more energy is added (higher temperature) the color will shift towards orange, then yellow and eventually to white.

For more information on this idea I talk about it in my DVD with the Gnomon Workshop ( [link] ). But I found this example I had created awhile back and figured it would be good to share.
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Truptii Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Now I know where I went wrong when I painted..THANKS for this simple - to - the point example.. +fav
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Heksagon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I just watched your video... sigh ;) Now I have to delete all of my works and start from beginning... ;)
Thank you very much!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
ha... I hope it's not that bad. :)
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ZhouRules Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is something I barely learned last year and it's had a dramatic effect on my work. I like the way you put it here. simple explanation and example.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Filmographer
thanks! Yes, it's a powerful idea yet so simple.
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roshinrobert Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
sir your practical color theory is too awesome
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:) thanks
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Dushyant20b Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Filmographer
Liked it...as i am working on color corrections these days so this is helpful for me..:))
Thank you sir.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
great! I'm glad it was helpful
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lionkyu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Definitely one of the best Gnomon tutorials i've seen. Thank you so much for making such a wonderful DVD :D.

By the way if you don't mind i'd like to ask a question: the color temperature chart covers natural light colors that we see the most like red, orange, yellow and blue. How you deal with more exotic color mood like green or violet light source? If the light strenght changes, would the saturation and hue change as well?
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jermilex Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Great! I'm so glad the DVD was helpful. Yes, with color temperature hue saturation and value are all linked. I tend to observe that everything moves toward yellow on the color wheel, so green shifts to yellow (like sunlight on grass), violet shifts towards blue/cyan or towards red/orange depending on the light in the scene. Try different things to see what looks best.
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lionkyu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Oooow, thank you for answering!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
you're most welcome!
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Hayden-Zammit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Ah, I remember the chapter on your DVD when you went over this in detail. Was re-watching it a few weeks back in fact. Really good info. Helped me a whole lot in understanding light and color more. I was definately one of those people who used to think of color and light in just value like the top image. I'm glad I see it better than that now.

thanks for the awesome info.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Fantastic! I'm so glad the dvd was helpful. Thanks for letting me know. Keep creating!
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anticia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Awww yes!!!
Colours are what always make me hard time. I was always the "pecil-person" mainly lead. I'm just trying to put real effort and learn how to use colours recently and I always knew there is more then light and dark but failed to understand what is missing. thanks for the very good visualization! X3
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome! I'm glad it was helpful. Yes, I used to stay only with pencil too, but over the years I've slowly discovered some concepts of color that have been a revelation to me. Cheers to growing as artists!
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anticia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Aww I see! =)
Haha thank youuuu~ X3
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Jaguaro Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish I could do something this good.

Jag
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You can... keep creating!
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McHuggins Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
i learn so much from these, thank u!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
fantastic! You're welcome
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OK. THAT I understand...
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
great!
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Quazzie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thanks for sharing :):horns:
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
you're welcome
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aedifico Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aaahh, interesting tip. I'm gonna have to try this, maybe I can start to eliminate a bit of the muddiness in my shading. Thank you! :)
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
yes, give it a try
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Notha Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011   Filmographer
great example, i always forget about stuff like this
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks! yes.. it takes tons of practice before these things become subconscious and automatic
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PadawanLinea Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I like the whole example of thinking of light as energy. This definitely makes it easier to use color temperature to paint.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
sometimes just a different way of looking at things can simplify otherwise complex ideas
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floydshayvious Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Very helpful, thank you.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
fantastic! I'm glad it was helpful
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RobertCopu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Information from those having abundant knowledge is always appreciated.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! And you're most welcome
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DrSensey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, your lessons qualitatively changed my understanding of the use of colors.

..Before I become whitish or Save Image As, and does not fit the color.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You're most welcome! I'm so glad to hear it's helpful!
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albundyland Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the info! Your work is always outstanding. I'll have to add your DVD to my wish list. I've got one of the Ryan Church DVDs and found it very informative.

I didn't know that you work for Pixar! That is so cool. Are you having fun?
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! Yes, if you get my dvd feel free to tell me what you think of it.
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Skipyau Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Cool.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
:)
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miztaryn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Oh man, so much for holding out hope that you'd put some full length tutorials on here! Now I just have to add that DVD to my christmas list. I wonder if you have one on perspective and proportion, I fail miserably at that.

Anyway, this color temperature reminds me of what I have to do when I color with my daughter. We have a basic 8-color pack of crayons and her coloring books. I never use the black to shade, so I have to be creative in which colors I use to shade the other ones (I typically use red or orange to shade yellow, like you have here). The crayons are actually a good exercise for being creative with shading, I'm often surprised at how nice the results are.

Anyhoo, thanks for sharing this. I had no idea you'd worked for Pixar! Do you have any idea why John Ratzenburger (sp?) is in every movie they make? I find it hilarious.
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I totally agree on the crayon exercise.... you can learn tons by limiting your tools. If you do get my dvd let me know what you think of it. As for perspective, Scott Robertson has 3 amazing dvds on the subject that you can also find on the gnomon workshop site. The reason I made a dvd with them is because I had learned so much from the dvd's I had already purchased. I get them for free now (woohoo!)
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154600Lire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love this! I remember being awed when I first watched your 08 Master Class back at Gnomon. Thinking then "Why didn't anyone explain this to me before!?" And now, the trainers went really deep into all of this my first few weeks up here in Canada. I see how you learned now and it helps me a ton more. I am going to watch your DVD again this weekend. After 6 months of being here, I think I will appreciate your content far more now. =D

Cash
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Awesome Cash! Yes... I owe my knowledge to all of the amazing mentors I've had through the years. Thanks again! By the way, I might head back to Pixar sooner than I had thought. Maybe some news to come soon. We'll see
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polychromo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I bought your DvD and learned I would have to say more from that than two years of instruction formally in college. Not that I'm big into painting, but if I ever need to I have you to thank for your DvD!
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jermilex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Wow, really! What could be a better compliment than that! Thanks! I'm glad it was helpful. :)
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FableImpact Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh - I have that DVD - and i've followed you on DA for quitea while - Haven't put the two together before though! Thanks for the great example.
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