Colored Pencil Palette
As an oil painter I learned early on to create a palette of all my colors as I was using them. It was helpful to create the exact shade or tint that I wanted.
Colored pencils are no different. You can use them lightly to make a tint or press harder to make a shade. You can also take those two colors and add black or white to darken or lighten the color.
Many colorists blend colors when they are coloring and having all your colors in front of you while you color can inspire your creativity.
I myself hadn’t colored since my college days. Thank goodness I had a nice range of Prismacolors as they were the top of the line even then. Now there are so many other choices and I will get into those choices in a later article.
For now I wanted to create a “Palette” that anyone could use when they get a new set of pencils or markers to see what the colors look like before you use them.
I am including an actual palette that I created for a cheap set of colored pencils that is a great starter set for anyone who wants to test the waters without a great investment of money.
The set that I purchased was the Sargent Art Colored Pencils a pack of 50. They were $8.29 at the time of my purchase at Amazon. So with the cost of Get Back to Nature you could start a new hobby of coloring for under $20.00. Here is the colored palette for the Sargent set. It shows how it would look lighter with cross hatching and pressing hard to get the darker shade.
I also recommend you get a good pencil sharpener if you don’t already have one. This Prismacolor Scholar Pencil Sharpener is only $1.59 at time of writing but it will keep you colored pencils sharp which is necessary when coloring.