Saturday, June 9, 2018

Day 9 ~ The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello, Friends! Welcome to day 9 of the coloring challenge. Are you having fun?! I tell ya, we are having a blast looking at all of the artwork you all are sharing. Soooo many talented colorists out there! Keep coloring and sharing! We love it!

I recently discovered that Sandy Allnock, super talented Copic colorist and creator of the hex chart for Copic markers, has created hex charts for...wait for it...COLORED PENCILS! What?! Yes! That fabulous little tool is now available for our colored pencil collections. There are three. One for Prismacolors, one for Polychromos and one for Caran D'Ache Luminance. I purchased all three and that's what I colored today.

I printed the charts onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock. You'll have to visit Sandy to see the full chart. I need to protect her copyright. can see my method here. I like to divide the section in half, using my T-ruler so the lines match up with the ones on the chart, (Yes. I know. I'm a bit anal retentive.)to show how the color looks with two layers on the left side and three to four layers on the right side. It takes a bit of time but it's well worth it. Because at a glance I can see what the final color will look like on my project.

If you're not familiar with how the hex chart works and why you need one, click HERE. I love my Copic chart and I don't color without it. It's going to be sooooo wonderful having a chart for each of my pencil collections.

So, that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by!



Jeanne said...

Awesome! I totally agree that it is going to help so much with the selection of colors! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs!

kReN said...

Glad to know about the hex charts for Prismas. Thanks for sharing!

SusanME said...

Thanks so much for this! I went and immediately bought it, and am working diligently on coloring. Also- the tip of coloring one half with two layers and the other half with four layers - Genious! Thanks so very much!