I’ve always been very bad at writing down the different colors and mixes I use when I paint. It hasn’t been a huge problem before when I only painted gaming miniatures but as my interest started to include display miniatures and such it started to become quite a big problem. I started writing them down on Evernote but that didn’t last for very long.
Then a while back I was reading Meg Maple’s lovely blog (see link below) and she had an article about using a painting journal. This sounded like a very good idea and something I wanted to try using as well. Fortunately I managed to find a good sketchbook with good paper and got started.
Now I stop after each time I change paint mix/rations etc and write them down and paint a small patch so I have some visual indicator on how it’s suppose to look.
This far in, it works quite well and I plan on keep using it, not only as a reminder but also as inspiration as I can quickly check which mixes worked well and also those that didn’t.
Besides this big sketchbook I also have a small Moleskine that I use for sketching basing ideas and plans for dioramas (that I probably never will start) etc.
Now I just wish that I wasn’t terrible at drawing.