Project 2: Color

Split Complementary

During this lab, I learned how to create different landscapes using different color schemes. For the desert landscape, I used a split-complementary color scheme, adding a linear gradient for the sky and a linear and radiant gradient for the sun to present the feeling of an evening oasis. Next for the city landscape, I used a triad color scheme using different tones and saturation of red to show the distance between them. The three colors I used were red, blue, and green. For the underwater landscape using an analogous color scheme, I showed the contrast between the seaweed and used different shapes to give a more underwater experience And lastly, the easiest landscape was outer-space, I used a complementary color scheme using different sizes of shapes representing things you would see in space. The most challenging part was trying to create a realistic feel within the landscape using different tones of color and shapes. My submission could’ve improved if I would have sent my project into the dropbox a few days earlier to receive feedback and wanted criticism from my professor and classmates. I don’t think this assignment could be improved because it was super fun and I had to use knowledge from previous assignments to be able to convey the ideas of what I did. For future assignments, I will apply the knowledge that I gained from this project by remembering how I showed distance, contrast, and similarity to create a realistic visual landscape for the first time. I was able to get inspiration from different photos of real landscapes and from examples shown in class to get a better understanding of how I can create the visual effects and use colors to show different moods and environments.