Test your colour first

by Akash
(Punjab, India)

Simply keep another piece of white scrap paper by the side of your art work, to test colours first.

With this tip, you can check what a colour looks like before you add it to your picture.

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Recording pigments used
by: Joyce Clark

I do this and sometimes I also chose a little larger piece of watercolor paper on purpose so that I have free margin(s). As I paint, I test colors there and label/name the final choices. Then when the picture is finished, I can keep it like that for a record of what colors I used. Or I can trim it off and file away with the name of the picture at the top. This way if asked to do another, I know where to start color-wise.

other paper
by: Anonymous

Use the same scrap of paper, you are using for you art piece. Other wise it will not show the same. Mark the mix with a pen, of the colors you used.

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