At 11/13/12 11:38 PM, shadefalcon wrote:
I've been studying color, light, and realism. I was wondering if anyone could link me or suggest some books that help a bit more with things of, specular reflections. Mainly leather, and metal.
Know anything that can help me understand and get a better grasp?
I've taken color theory and can probably answer specific questions if you have them. The key thing to remember are the color harmonies or relationships on the color wheel- analagous, complementary diad, split complementary triad, double split complementary tetrad, tertiary triad, a hexad, warm/cool, neutral, monochromatic. (last two only sort of count.) There's a bunch of other things but it'll help if you can be more specific with questions.
As far as books go, I believe Johannes Itten wrote the most iconic text on the subject, but I've never read it.