Hey all you colorful people!  It’s June and I have a hot color swatch to challenge you with this month!  I want to see you all come and play along, after a hectic end of the school year or whatever gets you up in knots, coloring and playing with color is a great way to zen out and just relax.

If you haven’t joined us before, we give you a color to work with, including examples for 2 mediums with more listed below (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.

On to our Prompt this month!


I’ll freely admit, this color was tough to match up to our two typical examples and I’m kind of scratching my head how to put it to use for part 2, good thing I’ve got some time yet!

Our swatch has examples for Copic and Spectrum Noir markers, but here are a few other mediums you might have to get you started…

Copic: RV04
Spectrum Noir: BP4
ProMarkers: Cerise M647
ShinHan Twin Touch: RP198
Prismacolor Pencils: PC993
ZIG Clean Color Markers: Light Pink 026

If you don’t have one of those, no worries! Pick a close color and get to playing.

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.

Remember to head to our Community and upload your combo pics in the album for the June Color Swatch Journal or hashtag it at #ColorSwatchJournal on Instagram.  See you there!

 ***P.S.! You Instagrammers can pull double duty with our prompt and Kathy Rac’s June #thedailymarker30day2 challenge to color for a few minutes every day in June.  Gotta love a win-win!***