I decided I needed to get to know my palette better, I have recently extended the range so I did these little charts over the weekend separating the two brands that I use. So the first column is straight from the tube, the second with a bit of white and the third a bit more. I cant quite commit the time to the fully fledged colour charts that Richard Schmid recommends but these were fun to do and I am sure will be very useful. If anyone wants hi res copies with details of the brands and colours drop me an email.
This is the little painting I did with the leftovers on the palette just for fun. Not really the way to choose colours.
Then I thought I would do a figure painting from a reference photo. Decided to scale up a bit and so needed to get a basic drawing down in charcoal, but then I got into too much detail so it may stay a drawing, or shall I call it a charcoal painting?
Charcoal on drafting film WIP
Not a bad weekends work really.