Time to share a favorite freebie with you—a free color wheel template.
Every time I talk about using the complementary method of drawing, color wheels come up. If you’ve been an artist for a while, you probably know what a color wheel is.
But maybe you’ve never made one of your own.
Now’s the time!
To get you started, I decided to offer you a tool you might not have, but do need: A free color wheel. While I’m at it, I’m also including a free value scale template.
Free Color Wheel Template
This is the same template used in the EmptyEasel.com article, Making a Color Wheel with Colored Pencil, but with a few improvements. It can be used for a standard color wheel or as a project-specific color wheel.
The template is a jpg file and should be accessible through any photo manipulation program. All you have to do is open it, print it, and start filling in the slices.
Click here to get your color wheel template.
Free Value Scale Template
The value scale is a 10-part scale that can be used to create gray scale or color values. It can also be used to create a palette for two colors. My sample shows blue, but you can use any colors or color combinations with this template.
This is a great tool for practicing pencil control and pressure levels. It also is ideal for deciding how light or dark to make something. Just lay it over your reference photo to see how light or dark an area is, then shade your drawing until it matches.
The download includes instructions.
The template is a doc file and should be accessible through most Microsoft Word versions or any word processing software that can translate Microsoft Word.
Click here to get a value scale template.
Both templates are free downloads.
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