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Film Watercolor Palettes

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Color theory often overlaps between films and art. In this series of three watercolor sets, different color schemes are implemented to teach the user about color mixing through limited color palettes. Each set comes with 12 watercolor half pans, a travel watercolor tin, and a swatch card inspired by each film. 

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Concept

 

Watercolor palettes are sold with a range of colors intended for color mixing. For a beginner, the color selection may be too overwhelming to directly teach the user how certain colors interact. The purpose of these three watercolor palettes is to let the user experience the limitations and advantages of using limited color schemes by theming each set around movies that incorporates triadic, complimentary, and analogous schemes in their cinematography. 

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Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite incorporates many reds, yellows, and blues throughout the movie, which make up a triadic palette. Triadic colors include three colors equidistant from each other in the color wheel.

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The Life Aquatic

The Life Aquatic uses a lot of blues in the movie since many scenes are underwater. The red-orange iconic knit hat that Steve Zissou wears compliments the green-blues of the ocean. Complimentary colors involve colors across from each other on the color wheel.

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Spirited Away

Spirited Away's nights scenes include an analogous color scheme of greens and blues. Analogous color schemes are the most limiting when it comes to mixing, and they include colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel.

Packaging

 

The outer box indicates the film, the color scheme, what is included in the box, and a QR code that links to a printable coloring page. The swatch cards in each set give an explanation of the the color palettes and give spaces for the colors to be tested out. When the palette is opened, each watercolor pan is individually wrapped in labels with symbols inspired by quotes and objects in each film. 

 

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