The "essential" colors for a sketching kit?

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The "essential" colors for a sketching kit?

Post by annelito » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:19 pm

Sketch crawl is just around the corner and I am making lists of stuff to pack in my sketching bag. It's my first SC and I am looking forward to it and I enjoy being totally soaked up by planning what to bring.

So, I am bringing a small tin box with water colors with space for a maximum of around 12 colors.

But WHICH colors should i pick?
I know, it's a matter of preference of course, but which colors would you suggest would be the most essential to "cover" the needs for "all-round" needs?

Suggestions appreciated and photos would be great of your personal choices of colors.

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Post by Zoe » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:01 am

I can't make recommendations because 12 never seems enuf--although it should be more than enough. 8)

I change my mind all the time especially in the blue and yellow colours.

If I can get it down to 12, I'll post but right now I am at 24 and may carry more than one palette.

I bought these teeny tiny metal palette boxes and can get 12 in each of the two.


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Post by Oliver » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:53 am

My minimum palette includes:

Cadmium Red
Alizarin Criimson
Cadmium Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Cobalt blue
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean Blue
Burnt Umber
Burnt Sienna

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Re: The "essential" colors for a sketching kit?

Post by Studio-1-F » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:11 am

annelito wrote:But WHICH colors should i pick?
Hi annelito ---- There is good advice on watercolor colors here from Mr. MacEvoy: http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/palette5.html


Scroll down a few inches on that web page to the box labeled 'paint list for the basic palette'. Those are outstanding basic suggestions.

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Post by gustavo » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:23 am

lol

Very first sentence made me laugh (from the link posted above).

"The beginner's mistake is always ... too many paints. Too many paints!"

Good article, thank you for sharing.
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Re: The "essential" colors for a sketching kit?

Post by annelito » Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:15 pm

Studio-1-F wrote:
annelito wrote:But WHICH colors should i pick?
Hi annelito ---- There is good advice on watercolor colors here from Mr. MacEvoy: http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/palette5.html


Scroll down a few inches on that web page to the box labeled 'paint list for the basic palette'. Those are outstanding basic suggestions.

Jan
Thank you for the link Jan! Very informative and this will help me finding the most useful palette.

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