Color Homework

Hurray! I finally finished my Free Motion Stitching on Felt online course preparations. I have set the date for March 17, 2017 and registration will open in February. So if you’re interested, you can see more details about the class here. It’s going to be a really fun class so if you’d like to learn how to machine stitch on felt or improve your free motion skills, I think you will learn a lot!

In my spare time (Ha, what’s that?), I have been doing a few color homework exercises. My Level 3 Art and Design course starts in February and since it has been nearly three years since I took the color course, I thought I should brush up on my color scales and other suggested exercises that I didn’t finish before.

Color Homework

So I have been working on color scales, made a colored pencil color chart for my newer colored pencils and in general, playing with paints. I always forget how fascinating it is to mix different colors and see the differences between, for example, two different reds with the same green. I always learn something every time I mix paints.

I also have been working with colored pencils and watching a few videos on YouTube on how to use them. I have never been really satisfied with my use of colored pencils so I thought I should learn a bit more about how to use them correctly. Lachri Fine Art has some really good videos and she does some beautiful colored pencil drawings. So the Instagram photo above is my start to a colored pencil drawing. That is just the very first color on the background. It takes a long while to do this correctly so I will show you stages as I go along. I also have to get some odorless mineral spirits to help blend the colors. I think this is going to take me a long while to finish.

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6 thoughts on “Color Homework

  1. You must be relieved to have finished your tutorial and I’m sure that it will prove to be very popular.

    Colouring is relaxing, so it’s a good thing to fit into spare moments.

  2. Good luck with the new classes. Both yours and the one you’ll be taking. I don’t know how you fit it all in.

  3. Good luck with your classes, both as student and tutor! Colour has always been my weak point (well, one of them!), which is probably why I’m more interested in form. 🙂 Look forward to reading about your progress.

    • Thanks Kim! I just keep learning as I go. Color is actually a lot of fun to get into and study. You could spend a lifetime studying color and not learn all there is to know.

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