These days I’m using anywhere from 8 to 12 or so. Blending and blending…and blending. On this particular set I began using color a little differently than I have in the past, though I’m not sure if anyone else other than me can tell. (A lot more browns this time around for one.)
This is one of the biggest benefits I have seen in my art since working on sketch cards. My sense of color has evolved quite a bit. One day I’d like to do a post where I pull out some old cards I did a few years ago and trace the progression.
We’ll see if I’m brave enough to actually post them.
I also experimented with watercolors on one card. See if you can guess which one it is. (Hint: It has a dinosaur in it.)