Color Grid – Illustrator Exercise:

Color Grid

Project Description

This is how your grid should look.


FOR TODAY, finish up your Color Grid and turn it in. This is the project you already started in class. Here is a summary of what we’ve done and what you need to do:


Follow the instructions in class on how to create a 6 by 6 grid of swatches (square frames) with rounded corners. Then create color relationships on each row using the Color Guide palette. Create your own relationships and drag the colors to each square on your grid. Use the Type tool to type labels for each row. Style your text as needed (font, size, etc.).

You can be creative with how you label your rows. But each row should be a different relationship, demonstrating that you know the different color schemes. Be sure to include your # and name.


Save your finished work to your network folder (FILE: SAVE AS, then select your network folder). Be sure to name it “###YourNameColorGrid” when you save it.

TO TURN IT IN, save it also to the Trapane hand-in folder using “Save As” and changing the FILE FORMAT to PDF.


Work in your sketchbook and finish your “Elements of Design” pages. So far you have worked on Line, Shape, Value, Form, Space. If you have finished those, start the SIXTH one: COLOR.

  1. Open to the next available page (whole two-page spread) in your sketchbook.
  2. Using any materials they desire, (pencil, pen, clippings, pastels, paint), create a design that represents COLOR as an Element of Design on those pages.
  3. For research, you can Google “sketchbook element of design color” to see some examples. (Go explore!).

You will need to CREATIVELY incorporate the word “COLOR” in your artwork.

Project Details

  • Client DUE: April 23
  • Date April 23, 2015
  • Tags DVC Assignments

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