Colour theory explained in colourful animal combinations
Whilst unicorns exist only in fiction, colourful animals exist on land, under rocks, and deep within the ocean. From vibrant fish to birds, frogs, and a whole host of colourful animals, nature has created its own natural rainbow world.
Animals use colour to advertise services to other species such as cleaning or to signal their sexual status to members of their own species. Often the bright colours of another species are a warning of danger and to stay clear. Some animals also use flashes of colour to avoid being attacked by startling their predators. Whatever the reasoning for their initial creation, I’m sure you will all agree that the resulting displays of colour are a natural palette just waiting to be painted!
A few days ago, I was exploring the colourful animals to get some inspiration for new painting ideas. I found it quite fascinating that some of the colour combinations of the feather, skin or fur some creatures have are quite subordinate to the colour theory.
I guess you know about colour theory but if not, let me tell you what this is briefly.