May Color Swatch Journal, Pt1

May Color Swatch Journal, Pt1


Hey all you colorful peoples! We are back for May’s Color Swatch Journal Prompt.

If you haven’t joined us before, we give you a color to work with, including examples for 2 mediums (but you can use any you’d like), and you experiment with color to discover new combinations to use when coloring your images. Then hop over to our Facebook Community and share with us so we can all reap the shared benefits of new combos. Later in the month, we’ll have part 2 where we put the combos to use in our coloring. If you don’t have a Journal yet, check out mine, and a few examples.

Got it? To get a better idea of what I’m talking about, check out the Albums from March and April. Feel free to join in with any month you missed too – it’s never too late!

Now, this month our prompt is…


If you color with Copics or Spectrum Noirs, which my examples are for, and don’t have this exact color, no worries! Pick one close to it and have a go! BG23 is such an odd duck with no family around it so I thought it’d be a good choice. 

You can use ANY medium you’d like but here are some other suggestions for different brands:

Copic: BG23
Spectrum Noir: GT2
ProMarkers: G829/C429
ShinHan Twin Touch: BG179

Remember, you are welcome to use ANY medium (pencils, paint, etc)!  And if you guys can think of any others to include in this list of starter suggestions for next month, please leave me a comment below.

Now! Take the prompt and play! Then head to our Community and upload your combo pics in the album for the May Color Swatch Journal. See you there!


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