- Paper (I like having it in my art journal but you could put it anywhere!)
- Media of choice (watercolors, colored pencils, acrylics, etc)
- If using a paint you'll need a brush, if using watercolors, you'll need water and a paper towel.
- Pen or pencil
Honestly it is not necessary to use a ruler or measure at all. You can do it by eye if you like a more "loose" look. Me, I am pretty OCD, but I think it could look pretty cool without using a ruler for a straight edge!
Mixing colors. Now we are onto two different colors together. Row 3 column 2, Magenta and Yellow. With the same premise as yellow, fully saturated on the left and watered down on the right. I try my best to get a real good 1 to 1 ratio of color and use this.
In column 3 row 2, you will have the same color combination. However, most color charts I have seen left these "repetitive areas" blank. But I can't just leave it blank!
Once you are all finished you will have a beautiful color chart full of so many colors that you probably didn't even think you could make with your measly 3 colors! I love doing color charts. I love seeing how the watered down versions look, which give me more confidence in color gradation (light to dark).
Do you have any questions about this? Can I make it more clear? I hope that this little "How To" helps you out and I would LOVE to see your color chart!! Please comment with a link to your color chart!
Don't forget though, it doesn't have to be exactly like mine, and you can use your favorite art medium (it doesn't have to be watercolors).