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The Draw Your Day Palette is our collaboration with New York-based illustrator and designer Samantha Dion Baker. We’ve put together a palette of 14 brilliant pigments based on Samantha’s beautiful journaling and her book, Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal.
The Draw Your Day Colors
Color enlivens Samantha’s expressive sketches and notes, and the paints we’ve chosen are bright and bold primaries, rounded out with beautiful earth tones.
There’s a total of 14 mini pans filled with the following paints: Cadmium Red Scarlett, Quinacridone Magenta, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Yellow Light, Sap Green, Manganese Blue, Cobalt Blue, Permanent White Gouache, Iridescent Gold, Buff Titanium, Lunar Black, Transparent Red Oxide, Sepia, and Indigo. They are all Daniel Smith watercolors, except for the Windsor and Newton gouache.
Several of the watercolors have granulating qualities, which means that the particles of the pigments settle into textures, which can create beautiful effects. You’ll see this particularly with Manganese Blue, Transparent Red Oxide, and Lunar Black. The cadmium hues (made of alternative materials to the original toxic cadmiums) are more opaque and vibrant pigments.
Samantha enjoys the gold for extra shimmer and the white for details like cat whiskers!
We’ve rounded out the palette with three extra pans, including a Mixing Pan that features the same high-quality white mixing surface as the lid of the palette.
See more of Samantha’s gorgeous journaling on her website, and pick up a copy of Draw Your Day: An Inspiring Guide to Keeping a Sketch Journal.