I revisited the ink drawing/painting from yesterday and tried to brighten it up but I'm thinking I ended up making a bigger mess...that's ok, though, maybe it's just in an ugly phase. I also thought about cutting it up into pieces to use as backgrounds for another project I'm planning. I've come to realize that nothing is really lost in art-making. If something doesn't work out, it can always be repurposed. I have several pieces on paper using ink and watercolor that just aren't successful on their own but they could be added to something else and totally work. In fact, I think it'll be interesting to see how my other idea pans out!
I also started another inky drawing/painting (the second picture). I have no idea where this one is going to go but it took almost all day to dry so I'll either add to it or use it for other art, too. I really love these colors. There is something about these vivid jewel-toned colors that just add to my happiness!
The third photo includes the color charts I made for my new colored pencils. The top sheet is each color in numerical order. The bottom sheet is all these same colors but organized in the way these sets of pencils are sold (5 sets of 24 colors). I like to make these charts, especially for the colored pencils I work with. Pencils often have a colored end or the exterior whole pencil is painted in the color that the pencil should make but I've found that those colors might be close but rarely are they the same. Usually, there are also commercially printed color charts included in the packaging but again, they rarely match what the color looks like in real life. So, in creating these color charts, I can get an quick idea of how these pencils perform on paper and I have a way to compare colors to find ones that meet the matching/blending qualities I need for any given project. I'm planning to do a product review in the near future as I play with them and put them through their paces!