Mixing colours is enjoyable, meditative, and it may be very satisfying. Many coloration mixing directions have you ever making systematic coloration charts, with small swatches of every coloration. They give the impression of being nice, they make you’re feeling such as you’ve achieved one thing, and they’re helpful for reference.
|Shades (darkish) and tints (gentle) of Everlasting Inexperienced Mild|
One other option to get to know your colours is to decide on one coloration, and blend it with white and colours which might be adjoining to it on the colour wheel, or “analogous colours”. Additionally combine it with totally different variations of the identical coloration. Within the following video I begin with turquoise out of the tube. I combine it with one other turquoise (deeper, darker Pthalo Turquoise), in addition to white, inexperienced, and a few yellows. Do this with any coloration.
You’ll be able to check out coloration mixtures in your sketchbook in a non-systematic method. Here’s a video during which I put collectively colours in a form of ‘temper board’.
If you’re simply starting a portray observe, I like to recommend getting as many paints as you may afford. Begin with at the least a couple of prime quality paints, resembling Golden, and complement with extra budget-friendly paints. Embrace, if potential, two totally different variations of every major coloration: purple, blue, yellow. Here’s a little article on Shade and Paint, which you’ll obtain for reference. It contains coloration suggestions.