Complementary harmony

Watch this presentation to know what a complementary color is:

0. Complementary colors

We are going to finish making the last table with a range of complementary colors. Choose a primary color and its complementary color, and check out this tutorial:

1. Complementary color.

The artistic application is to make the tail of a silhouette and color it with the same scale you did on the table. Check out this tutorial:

2. Complementary colors artistic application


Warm and cool colors

We are going to complete the 2nd and the 3rd table that we made two weeks ago, the 1st one has the gray scale.

In the 2nd table we are going to make a range of warm colors.

In the 3rd table a range of cool colors.

You can only use your colored pencils and the 3 primary colors, yellow, magenta and cyan blue.

You have to see the tutorials in this order:

1. Warm range

2. Cold range

To do this exercise I offer you two options:

1. A drawing using the silhouette of your hands.

2. A drawing using a symmetrical figure cut out of cardboard as a silhouette. You can use all the colored pencils you have but divide them between warm and cold colors. If you don’t have many colors you can mix them to get more shades.

In this work we’ll work with recycled materials as diary paper. This technic is called papier maché, and you have to mix paper with white glue. We’re going to make birds, and we’ll paint them using temperas. Each student will choose if he or she wants to paint the bird in warm or cool colors.

In this exercise we’ll work with temperas, applying our knowledge about cool and warm colors. In this case we’re going to make a selfportrait.

These are the final results.


The class is divided into three groups that will work in differents aspects: point, line, plane with textures. They can work with dry and wet techniques, markers, colores pencils and tempera.

It will work in pairs on a large card:

  • There will be three boxes with points, lines and planes with textures.
  • Each pair of students will select the papers they like for their own work, which will consist of  representing a MARINE ANIMAL. These papers should be adjusted to the needs of they want to represent.
  • When you have drawn the outline of the FISH, you’ll have to fill it out by cutting the pieces of paper that interest them and sticking them in the most appropiate areas.
  • Afterwards, the different results will be shown and an aquiarium will be made as a mural.
  • These are the fish that students made: