Recently, I got a brand new fresh box of colored pencils. Such a relaxing afternoon was had creating a swatch I then taped to the underside of the lid!
Here’s what I’ve not figured out about colored pencils yet…how to get that deep saturation I sometimes see? I’ll figure it out…one day.
A brand new box of colored pencils…. I love that feeling of cracking it open- the smell, the newness, how sharp they are, and all of that latent potential….!
A swatch is a fantastic idea!
(Linda -2023 is a use the good stuff year! :us:)
Always nice to have your colors swatched!
Ooo a swatch is a good idea!
I know that if I use my Prismacolors I can get them to not have the paper showing through if I use the heck out of the blending colored pencil that they have.
I’m still not great with my Bruynzeel pencils, but that seems to be a matter of pressure. I haven’t worked with my new Cretacolor pencils yet. Swatch time!
Swatching and blending new pencils and colors is always so nice.
Depending on your artwork colorless blender could work.
Very cool idea, I’ll have to look into that!
I’ve never thought of doing a swatch for colored pencils! I always just have to have a scrap piece of paper ready to test them out. This would save me a lot of time!
Right?? I made one for my small tin and it was pretty great. Now to move onto the bigger one.
My daughter hasn’t switched to the way I do it either. She doesn’t like the way I do anything!