Tints and Shades Continuing Our Study of Color
Monochromatic Colors • What are monochromatic colors? • They are all the colors (tints, shades, and tones) of a single hue.
Let’s Practice… • Museum Conservationists get a piece of white paper from the yellow bin for each person at your table. • Write your name, date, and period number in the upper right corner. • Draw 2 tables onto your paper as the picture below. • Choose a primary hue. • Fill 2 sections of a white palette with the primary hue. • Fill 1 section with white. • Fill 1 section with black. • Mix white to create a tint and paint it in one space. Continue mixing white to make gradually lighter tints – create 8 in total. • Do the same with black – create 8 shades in total.
Monochromatic Organic-Shape • Hold in the portrait position (vertical). • Fold your paper in half. • Draw an organic shape on one half, filling up most of the space. • Draw a geometric shape on the other half, again filling up most of the space. • Cut out each shape (recycle the scraps). • Put your name, date, and period number on the back of each shape. • Choose a primary hue, as we did yesterday, and fill one section of your palette with it (only creating TINTS today). • Then fill one section of your palette with white. • Then paint your ORGANIC shape with gradually lighter hues. • You may work from the outside in, or the inside out.
Monochromatic Geometric-Shape • Choose a different primary hue than your tint and fill one section of your palette with it (only creating SHADES today). • Then fill one section of your palette with black. • Then paint your GEOMETRIC shape with gradually darker hues. • You may work from the outside in, or the inside out.