221 Using a Limited Palette for Colored Pencil

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 Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: September 23, 2019


Topic: Using a Limited Palette for Colored Pencil


Points of Interest:

If you’re the type of artist who always wants to know exactly what color another artist is using, you’ll want to check out this episode! John and Lisa discuss tips for using a limited color palette – how to select your colors, how many you actually need for each project, color theory info you should acquire, and some undeniable perks of learning to use a limited palette.

John’s Tree Project:

Click here for the reference and demo instructions!

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Links Referenced:

Polychromos Pencils (12 set)

Derwent Chinese White

Strathmore Drawing 400 series paper

Bee Paper


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