Do You Swatch?

Do You Swatch?

Shop Talk
I got some new metallic paints from Arteza -- a gift to myself for the new year. Today, I finally got around to swatching them... I try to make a swatch of all the new paints and markers I get. It's the best way to see the true color. I also swatch them on the paper that I'm most likely to use them on (140lb watercolor paper) so that I know how they will perform. I believe it's a "best practice" to swatch your new paints and markers. How else will you know what they really look like? The color bands on the tubes are nice, and it's nice to be able to see through the bottles if they're in a bottle. But you won't truly know what the color…
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#29faces

#29faces

Art Challenges
Here's face #2... I haven't painted it yet -- I am waiting on the new alcohol markers I purchased from Arteza. As soon as they arrive, I will finish her up and post the finished painting. 29 Faces Challenge -- Day 2
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