Inktense Swatches

I was getting bored with the squares and rectangles for colour swatches, so I went to the home furnishings template and by golly that sofa sectional was just the right shape for doing swatches of my new Derwent Inktense pencils. Augmented by a few circles and squares from the metric general purpose template, I made a mandala to experiment with blends. I also left three shapes empty for pencils I might buy in the future.


My husband pulled a brand new alphabet template out of the garbage at work. I have been trying to find one of these things for three months and someone threw out a brand new one. That’s right honey, bring it home to Judith, she will know what to do with it (titling her new Inktense swatches in the Gamma sketchbook.)


And yesterday I thought I’d prepare a few things for an upcoming study of the aspen tree. The small patches are Canson Mi-Teintes paper in three colours. The photo corners I made by hand from another scrap of Mi-Teintes. Then I glued them in with Golden Soft Gel Medium and pressed it overnight. The Canson papers are removable and I am going to do the same tree but in different media. The facing page is for a larger pen and ink and watercolour study and the coloured strips will be oriented differently. The excitement of sketchbook orientation, and you are there!


And then I’m doing that bird thing…….


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4 Comments on “Inktense Swatches”

  1. Roseanne Dix Says:

    perfection and innovation, thats what I see on your blogs Judith. That gave me a sweet happy smile at dawn this morning….

  2. JJ ColourArt Says:

    Ah Rose, you are easy to please! Thanks, I had a good day just messing around and it made me happy. There is nothing like colour and shape to make a happy day.

    I’m still up at midnight which is why I caught your comment. Too excited about that darn home furnishings template. I don’t know, I feel the Windsor chair shape calling me.

  3. Roseanne Dix Says:

    no Jude, not easy to please at all. you know how critical I am.! We only tell the truth to each other.

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