I needed to get my head round the whole additive and subtractive colour mixing thing before going any further, particularly in relation to complementary colours and why they have the effect they do on each other. It isn’t the first time I’ve been round this block and that’s because the terms themselves seem counter-intuitive. Let’s start with light. Light is, to all intents and purposes, white but it is so because it’s a composite of all the visible frequencies that comprise the whole. As Isaac Newton demonstrated in 1666, it can be broken into its component parts using a prism. … Continue reading Part 2, exercise 3&4 – broken or tertiary colours, research point 1 colour theory
A note on notes. I have to remind myself of this periodically, partly because the practice of note-taking at speed and often in cramped conditions ruined my handwriting forever, but also because, in the context of sketch books, I found it hard to see the point. Also, I didn’t want to make a mess of something I liked and might use later as a print or postcard. But this article makes it clear (again) that taking/making notes is a way of organising information and this makes it more memorable. I do think there’s a significant difference though, between taking live … Continue reading What Do Today’s Students Get Right And Wrong In How They Take Lecture Notes?