So about that watercolor mixing guide...
can you explain with the color chart at the top is (above the paints, not below). Is that a mixing guide? Im curious as to how to make a mixing guide for watercolors since its so susceptible to water amounts.
Yes, the amount of water does vary what color you get, but the mixing chart is more of a relative guide rather than an absolute guide.
You see, I am terrible, utterly terrible at mixing colors. When I think “oh, I want this greenish color, which I should be able to get by mixing some shade of yellow and some shade of blue,” I almost always never end up with anything remotely close to the greenish color I want. And even if I do, it would take several failed mixes before I get to that point. The chart is just my way of avoiding to do this every time I need that greenish color. I actually have a really bad memory and cannot memorize something as complicated as colors, and so it’s almost a guarantee that I won’t be able to remember which blue and which yellow makes which green. With this chart, instead of blindly picking a shade of yellow and a shade of blue to get a greenish color, I can look at said chart and go “Okay, I want this kinda green, so I need to mix THIS particular shade of yellow with THAT particular shade of blue.”
So yes, it still involves a bit of experimenting with getting the right the amount of water and pigment, but at the very least I’m getting something relatively close to what I want, rather than suffering the usual indignation of mixing this and that and tit and tat and ending up with some horrendous, vile, shit-like muddy brownish green that only shows up naturally in places where no life form dares to even think about existing.
It makes coloring quite a disheartening experience, you see.