I'm new at colored pencils, and am not familiar with mixing colors. I understand basic color theory, but when it comes to colored pencils I'm still stuck in the elementary mindset that all you have to do is use lighter and darker shades of a certain midtone.
Mixing drastically different colors only occured to me when I was glancing through a colored pencil book and saw that the author put deep purples in the shadows of her oranges... but the final shadows somehow still looked like a dark orange. Fascinating!
So, I would like to gain a better understanding of CPs and make a chart of how my pencils mix with each other, but I'm not sure how to do it!
I found one or two threads about how to make mixing charts for paints, but I'm not sure if the same mixing principles can be applied to CPs. Besides, those paint charts involved mixing only a few colors, whereas I'm staring at my 120 Prisma Premiers and boggling over all the possible combinations and permutations.
How should I tackle this?
If there're other threads that have discussed this, please share the links! I couldn't seem to find them. Meanwhile, I will also be reading up more on color theory.