Colour swatches :: Pastilles de couleurs

This exercise might seem and look futile for many, but it is not. As during the work week I doodle and draw more than I paint, the colours seem to leave my eyes. By doing this exercise, it helps me enormously as it keeps the colour combinations alive in my eyes and brain. Then I looked at these swatches and chose the ones that resonated with me for different reasons… some because of their beautiful lively greens, others for their wondrous purples and others for their greys.

Cet exercice pour certains peut paraître futile — mais oh! que non. Au contraire, il est nécessaire pour toutes personnes qui peint ou dessine avec des couleurs. C’est une très bonne façon de regarder les combinaisons de couleurs et regarder celles qui sont lumineuses, neutres ou simplement sublimes.

Paper: Larolan Sketchbook, Portugal
Fountain Pen: Pilot Prera F
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: My house in Rigaud, Québec, Canada

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About Jane Hannah

Canadian graphic artist, painter, sketcher, typographer, calligrapher and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College in Québec, Canada. Jane Hannah also has a website for her students at www.gimligraphics.com and a main blog at www.janehannah.com. She is also part of the Montreal Urban Sketchers.
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