Color Test

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Made a little Color Test based on my travel watercolor set (Schmincke brand paints).

Wasted a lot of time on this, but had fun. I made a template based on the hand drawn line art, so I could reuse this later for studying more color palettes. I am making the template available as a free Photoshop file so you can use it to have fun exploring colors for your own works.

I recommend printing the template onto the material you will use in your actual work. Mine is drawn here on a sheet of Fabriano 300 gsm watercolor paper cut in half (30.5 cm x 40.5 cm). Watercolor paper is expensive so you can also scale or crop the template and print on smaller sheets.

For convenience, I quickly setup some clipping masks in the template so you can also just work with your color palette directly in Photoshop if you are exploring colors for a digital painting.

The "Created:" field in the lower right should have the date you create the test if you use watercolor, so you may view how the color changes over time.

There is lots of extra room in the tin for mixing and saving specific colors, and white space for filling with notes.

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Download 12 Color Test Template

The template is distributed under the CC BY license.

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Original: Ink and watercolor on Fabriano 300 gsm watercolor paper (30.5 cm x 40.5 cm)

Template: Digital (1600 x 2400 pixels)

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