Welcome children, one and all. This is the first in a series of 'lessons' so I hope you all enjoy. I don't claim to know everything, just passing on my own beliefs and opinions about writing. Now, observe:
This, children, is a colour wheel. Not a very advanced colour wheel, but it will serve for our lesson today.
Many people associate their Senshi with a colour that suits their element, mission, or personality. All of which is fine. But colour can also serve it's purpose in character relationships in the way of symbolism.
A quick art lesson:
The three colours in the centre of the wheel are called PRIMARY COLOURS. These colours are the base colours that make up all the other colours (in paint and such that is… In light you'd replace yellow with green… Take that to note too).
The three outer colours are called SECONDARY COLOURS, and are the combinations you get if you mix two of the primary colours together. Shades vary depending on the amount of each colour used opposed to the other.
So what does this have to do with Senshi, you may ask? Well, have patience and you shall see. Just note that this lesson has no bearing on Naoko's Senshi.
When you have a secondary colour, there is one primary colour not used. The secondary colour and this primary colour are called CLASHING COLOURS. For example, purple clashes with yellow. On the colour wheel, this is easily seen as the clashing colours are opposite each other.
Clashing colours could mean clashing personalities. Two Senshi with clashing colours will possibly not like each other very much. Either that, or you can go by the opposites attract approach.
Now, let me take you back to the colour wheel. You can divide the colour wheel in half- The blue half is made up of blue, green and purple. These are called COOL COLOURS (not cool because they're hip, cool because they're cold). The orange half is made up of orange, red and yellow. These are called WARM COLOURS (as if you didn't see that coming).
What does this mean for Senshi? Well, nothing in particular. But just mull that over in your head for a while, because I'm sure you could interpret something for it.
When two colours mix well together, they are called COMPLIMENTORY COLOURS. An example of complimentary colours can be seen in another diagram below. See how you get nice shades by mixing certain colours?
Now the same could be said for Senshi. If you have two Senshi that have complimentary colours, these Senshi might get on well together, or their powers might combine or compliment each other.
I hope you have enjoyed this lesson. For those of you who aren't like me and actually take art lessons rather then make stuff up and then find out if it's right or not (and in the process find out other stuff), then feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll see what I can do about adding it (I know there were some additions to the original, but I seem to have lost them).