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Art Tip

Do you ever go to your pallet and wonder exactly what color is that? This art tip is to swatch your colors! I always swatch my colors and keep a convenient size in my pallet but I also like to keep a separate sketchbook as a reference for paint and pencil colors. It is a great way to keep track of what you like and what you don't like but also for planning bigger pieces. A great sketchbook for this is the Etcher Sketchbook. It is the best one that I just love but I also have used the

They are inexpensive and get the job done. My suggestion is to get the best one you can afford. The etchr sketchbooks are going to give you a true tone because they are 100% cotton and accept the water and color beautifully.

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