Hi friends! It’s been a crazy month at our house. We took advantage of a warm weather patch, and did a huge home renovation. I haven’t had a lot of time to color, but found some quiet time early yesterday morning to color before my daughter woke up. I turned on my recorder, and did color swatches until I was motivated to do some actual coloring.
Do you ever get in a coloring rut? If you do, what do you do? I would love to hear about it. When I do, I find just making swatches helps me out. No matter what medium… watercolor, pencils, markers… If I can start seeing colors happen on paper, I get motivated. So, yesterday morning, at 4am (yes, I actually volunteeringly get up that early!)I made color combinations. Well, I didn’t really “make” them, these are just colors I pull out most often when I color. I thought I would share them with you, and maybe give you new combinations for your coloring sessions.
Let’s talk about these colors…
- R59, R29, R35, R32- my most used red combination. This is a very intense combination, mainly because of the very deep red from R59, perfect for balloons!
- R29, R24, R22, R20- a toned down red, more on the warmer side of red. R29 is a beautiful bright red, but is not a grayer tone for shading. I recommend colored pencils or darker red Copic if you need a darker tone.
- E07, YR18, YR07, YR04- great fall color combination. great for Pumpkins, or leaves.
- E35, YR23, Y21- muted yellow combination, I use this a lot with flowers. Change E35 with V93 for a cooler yellow tone.
- V91, Y15, Y13, Y11- V91 is a wonderful light violet to put under Y15 for a shadow color
- B06, B02, B00- great combination for blue flowers in bouquets
- B97, B95, B93, B91- my go-to combo for jeans, or ocean friends
- YG67, YG63, YG61- this muted green combo is perfect for Christmas scenes, trees, and ornaments
- YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01- bright green combination that’s perfect for summer scenes, palm trees, and tropical foliage
- V99, V95, V93, V91- these muted violets are gorgeous for flowers, or clothing, and work wonderfully under yellow colors, too.
- E47, E44, E43, E42, E41- perfect for critters, and hair
- E77, E74, E71, E70- Works great for woodland friends
- E37, E35, E33- great for tree trunks/branches, boots, anything leather
These colors aren’t written in stone. They are just here as a reference, to help newer crafters build their collection. I couldn’t find a resource like this a couple years ago, so I hope this can help you.
It feels so good to be a bit more organized, and connected with my markers! And I couldn’t help but color this sweet Pawty Time stamp set image from MFT Stamps for my daughter’s friend birthday.
I used Pawty Time Stamp set, and Lined By Hand Background stamp set to stamp Neenah Dessert Strorm card base with chocolate ink.
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