Create Colour Charts | Eden Bourne | Skillshare
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6 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Create Colour Charts

    • 2. Colour Selection

    • 3. Ruling Your Chart

    • 4. Labelling Your Chart

    • 5. Create Your Colour Chart

    • 6. Class Project

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About This Class

In this class you're learn how to create a basic colour chart.

For the demonstration I will be using watercolour paints, however you can make a colour chart with any type of paint. My other favourites are gouache and acrylic!

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Eden Bourne

Paint and Patience



Hi, I’m Eden.

I'm a New Zealand artist, specializing in gouache paintings.  I also run my own business selling prints of my paintings.


My classes range from basic colour charts and creating gouache landscapes to how to best digitize your artworks so that you too can begin selling your art.


Please feel free to explore my classes, or drop me a line through my socials or website!

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1. Create Colour Charts: Hey, everyone, I'm eaten. Today. I'm going to show you how to create a culture. Now tell it. Shots are so useful and it's simple to make. I recommend putting in some time now as it's bound to save you a lot of time later. Wrong. Once you've got a technique down, you could make Tele tots off. What is the size you like with whatever colors you like? But whatever paying, too. So come on, join me. It's like a callin shot. 2. Colour Selection: today's Keller child will be made using Reeves watercolor paints. So I've just got a white to blues, two yellows, two reds and a Payne's gray, and that will give us a nice, simple color chart with a range of colors. 3. Ruling Your Chart: So while I roll up on the scrap piece of paper what my grid is going to look like, it's important. Firstly, for me to note that you're using the right paper to do your color trap. It's a good idea to use a sheet of paper that you also used to paint on. The idea is that you want to see how the paint look on the surface. Is that you? Usually yours. The color child I'm making today has eight colors. This is important to take note off because we need to make sure that the amount of paints we have will fit on the page evenly. For May I find it easy to roll up on a scrap piece of paper how Maney rose I need and then work out the size of each row and whether they will fit on the page. Keep in mind that you bow needs space for a title at the top of your page. You'll also need space on either side for the names of the paint colors that I have chosen to leave. A three seem to me to get at the top of the page to give me room to write a title for my color child. I have also decided that each box or square and my chat will be 1.5 centimeters by 1.5. Seen tomatoes now, of course, Toe workout the length in the height of the child. I would just multiply 1.5 by the amount of colors that have chosen to Hughes, which in this chap is eight. I am leaving a full seem to me to get on the left hand side to write the color names. Okay, here I am just putting a one seem to meet a line at the top so that I have space to write my title. And then I am ruling another line on the left hand side eso that I have some space you to write the titles for colors. 4. Labelling Your Chart: Now it's time to label your grid. I recommend doing the state before you do the painting, so that you know exactly what color's your putting were. Another great tip is to line your paint out in the order that you want them to appear on the grid. This will make sure that you're writing them in the correct order. You're done. Just kidding. There's another side to do. So turn your page around and write the same colors on the side as well, making sure to do them in the exact same order. This is really important. - Okay , so once you have finished writing those color descriptions, flippy flippy your page back around and it's time to write your title. So for this class, I decided to use my Reeves watercolor pains. So I will just write that up there in the title so that I know what the color chat is when I pull it out next, okay, and just before we move on again, make sure that you have your paints lined up there like I do at the top of the page, in the same order that you want to paint them in and you'll be sweet 5. Create Your Colour Chart: Now it's time for the fun bit. Mixing the colors. Get your white paint and dab a little spot on your palate. Eight times been Deb as little off each color that you're planning to use next to a white spot. To make things easier, it's best to do this in the order that you want your colors to appear on your chat. Note that there will be a leftover white spot, which is perfect as each unmixed color on your child will have its very own spot. - Do the same for the next color. However. This time you will only need seven Debs and for the third row will only be needing six Debs of paint and so on and so forth for the entire color child. If you end up running out of space on your Cal Appellate, all you need to do is give it a quick wash. Continue painting and that's a killer chop finished. Good job. Everyone 6. Class Project: Hi, everyone. Thank you so much for joining me today in creating a college. Please upload your color shots to the project gallery. I'm really looking forward to seeing them. Thank you, DEA.