Understanding basic color theory
Coming into this section, we are going to enter more of the "general artistry" part of the chapter. That means that while we may see a few Krita options and screens, the overall tone of the remainder of this chapter can be used in any form of visual communication, not just Krita (or digital painting).
I was trained as an observational artist in an atelier setting, meaning I've done enough still-life paintings and figure drawings to last 20 lifetimes! What it also means, though, is that my understanding of color and its different aspects is heavily influenced by in-person, professional classroom training under a mentor. Much of it comes from painting from life, and the overall idea of color for me is very contextual.