Pen Color (value)

The pen colors, starting at 0 and ending at 200, at pen size 10 and pen shade 50.

Pen color is a value given to all sprites. The default is 0 (red), but can be changed with the pen color blocks.

Use in Scripts

Pen color can be used in animation, drawing, and much more. To change it, you raise or lower the value. There are 200 possible hues, with values from 0 to 199. It starts and ends at red, with the general order of a rainbow.

Color Picker

Main article: Color Picker
The Scratch 1.4 color picker.

The pen color can be set either to a numerical value representing a color, or a color can be chosen from a color picker. The color picker contains 141 hues, with 99 shades of each. On the right is a grayscale color chooser, which only has gray (an equal amount of each base color).

Related Blocks

A sprite's pen color can be altered with these blocks:

Another block is wanted by many Scratchers, a reporter block called "pen color" that reports the numerical value of the color. Some also want a third value for the pen, along with color and shade, called saturation, allowing for gray colors to be made.

See Also

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