Art Video of the Week - Picking Colours

I'm going to try out a new feature on the site called the Art Video of the Week that highlights a video, from the many I regularly watch on YouTube, every Sunday. With that, I'll try to explain what about the video caught my attention and why I liked it so much.

So, for this week, I've selected How to pick the perfect colors for a drawing by Art@Fadil

What I really liked about this video is that he neatly walks you through the process of colour selection using your computer, but then he also provides a great analog example. The analog method is especially useful for out en plein air since you can use it to help isolate colours live.

In any case, while the demonstration is about coloured pencils, the methods apply to any medium that is colour-based. Couple this with a value checker card and you have a pretty powerful toolkit for getting colour and value correct.