My challenge is mixing the right values, or value steps. Everything gets muddled together on my plastic plate, which I am using for a palette. I don't have space for one of those table palettes that Mark uses, although they look like the gold standard.
What would you recommend for a palette for someone with limited space? Or do you have any advice about keeping the values from all mixing together on the palette?
I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Maybe not mixing steps up all at once (I don't know where to put them)? Maybe there's a problem because I'm not doing the traditional SDM and am just using brush dip to mix the colors? Maybe it's my fault for seeing the right colors in different spots on the plate and swirling the brush around all willy nilly? Maybe not using enough brushes?
Any thoughts would be appreciated. Also, thanks for all the kind advice given already in attempts to get me over the beginner hurdles.