I've had a week of color blending. Swatching colors across my forearm and fingers so many times during the day that my skin is a little raw.
I just spent four hours "duping" a single color, and I am awed. That I get to have such a great job, that it took me so long, that I actually succeeded.
Here's what I've learned so far:
- A single blend probably consists of no more than 5 elements.
- Start with the pigment base. To that add the hilite. To that add the main hue. Finish with the complementary tweaking to neutralize the hue.
- Wash, rinse, repeat.
- Take breaks between attempts.
- Keep notes and samples.
- Ask other people for feedback.
- Count Blessings.
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