The Surprising Parallels between Oil Painting and Product Design

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Mar 29, 2016 · 6 min read
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7 tubes of oil paints. Photo from Susan.

A quick crash course in mixing colors with oil paints

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GIF from Susan demoing the oil paint color mixing process.
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Technically, these are all Blacks and Greys. Photo from Susan.

Applying lessons from parallel fields

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Inspecting the Typography Color. Screenshot of Treehouse Community: https://teamtreehouse.com/community
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Inspecting the Background Color. Screenshot from Treehouse Community: https://teamtreehouse.com/community
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Visual Design for student project Macky’s Minerals by Chris Michel.

Constraints and best practices come together

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A typical used palette after a session. Photo from Susan.
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Screenshot of Text Color values from _variables.sass.


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