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Chevreul is my favorite color theorist (well - fabric people...). He was a dye chemist at the Gobelins tapestry workshop, was in the Napoleonic wars, and lived to be over a 100 years old. He first suggested most of the classic color harmonies, and illusions, which are popularly attributed to others. But my favorite harmonies are the ones he talked about that no one else mentions - suggested by the difficulty of putting together 2 closely related colors. (Well, everyone else's color wheel has 6, 8, or 12 colors in it; his has 60. So they can say that analogous colors (near each other on the wheel) go together, since they don't in fact, deal with any truly closely related colors. (Anyone who has worked in a carpet or interior store knows that putting together for instance 2 blues, is the hardest thing.) He suggests making one color lighter, the other darker, or more and less saturated, so they don't "injure" each other. Delicate vector drawings.

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 Butterfly drawing 2 -  dk bluegreen 175 on lt minagreen 170
Butterfly drawing 2 -  lt minagreen 170 on dk bluegreen 175
Butterfly-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-EGGPLANT-325-peach-rose-344-325-w-fls
butterfly-2-vector-dk-brown-30-BLUEGREEN-175
Butterfly-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-DK-PURPLE-265-lilac-264-periwinkle-231-w-flowerss
183-butterfl-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-PEACH344-whtlns
4metal_flowers_field_BLUEGREENS-175_CHEVREUL-lg
183-butterfl-2-vector-blgrn175-DKBRN30
Butterfl_2_whtlns_LTMGRN170
Butterfly-2 - white-lines on BLUEGREEN-175
183-butterfl-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-DKBLGRN175-grns-175-170-w-fls
183-butterfl-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-EGGPL325-peach344
Metal_flower_field_DEEP-VIOLET-periwinkle
183-butterfly-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-PEACH-344-eggplant-325
Butterfly multi-swatch - peach-rose-eggplant-purple-periwinkle-brown
4metal_flowers_field_EGGPLANT-rose-peach-CHEVREUL-lg
Metal_flower_field_BLUEGREENS-175
183-butterfl-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-DKBRN30-brns-25-35-w-fls
Metal_flower_field_EGGPLANT_CHEVREUL
183-butterfl-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-DKPUR265-lav264
183-butterfl-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-LAV264-whtlns
Spiral_flower_field_DEEP-VIOLET
Spiral_flower_field_ROSE
4metal_flowers_field_DEEP-VIOLET_periwinkle_CHEVREUL-lg
183-butterfl-2-vector-peach344-DKBRN30
183-butterfl-2-vector-NEW-chevreul-EGGPL325-whtlns
4metal_flowers_field_WARMBROWN_CHEVREUL-lg
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