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Old 06-19-2012, 06:16 PM   #4
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Ahhh... I love my pencils too... You should join us over in the Prismacolor thread! We love talking about pencils over there - all kinds, not just Prismas! Don't feel like you have to read all 76 pages, though - just jump in... we're nice, and we won't make fun of you if you love the way new pencils smell...
Prismacolor Chatter

Something that helps me with choosing colors is to find a photo online - here are a billion red roses to choose from...
Google images: red rose

Also, I have a "color picker" tool on my computer that was a free download, and I love it:
ColorSchemer | Free screen color picker from ColorSchemer

The tool allows me to hover over any image on my screen and 'pick' the exact color of any pixel in the image. It's a huge help for matching colors and picking out pencils.

If you have a way to post something you've colored that doesn't look quite right, I'd be happy to take a look and give you some ideas...! Hope this helps a little.
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