The Color Wheel
Taking Color Theory at AAU? Scroll down for some useful templates!
Many hours of work and it is complete! My 24 step color wheel was selected from approximately 124 individually mixed and painted swatches. I've always known it would be a lot of hard work, but I've been wanting a legit Color Theory class for a long time. I don't know how the task of painting hundreds of swatches is doing it, but I'm starting to get a new understanding of color and the possibilities in applying it strategically.
Over the same weekend, we each were tasked with completing three 9 value scales as well. They were just as, if not more demanding than the color wheel in their need of many steps to get a consistent range.
Time Saving Templates for the
Academy of Art Color Theory Class
Save yourself from hours upon hours of making the same measurements over and over with these simple pre-measured templates.
Download the PDFs with the green links just above.
Cut out the dashed shape (you will be using the sheet, not what you have cut from it).
Place the sheet with the hole you just cut out on top of your swatch.
Grab a pen or pencil and place tick marks at each of the outer lines.
Remove template and line up a ruler to the your tick marks.
For the Color Wheel: Use a lightbox placing the template underneath your sheet so you can place your swatch cut-outs with precision!