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Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:40 PM
How did you guys figure out what colors to mix together to make the colors you want. Is there a book that I can purchase or website that could help me? I have NO talent when it comes to mixing/making new colors and trial and error will end up in a lot more errors that successes. That maybe the way I have to go , just asking.
Posted 22 March 2010 - 12:52 PM
Posted 22 March 2010 - 01:33 PM
Red and yellow make orange; is that what you're trying to find out? Do a Google search on mixing colors. There are several sites that will give you all the answers.
Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:46 PM
Rick- Try this site , scroll down and find all the colour formulas you could want. Pete
Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:38 PM
THANKS Pete, that will certainly take me a long way! I should be able to make some adjustments from that to at least get close to what I am looking for.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:56 PM
Have a search for color wheels or color mixing. The basic logic is that if you mix any two primary colors (red yellow or Blue) together you will get one of the secondary colors (orange green violet) Mix any secondary (say violet) with a primary (eg: red and you will get a tertiary color =red violet
Found this good article the other day on airbrushing, color and techniques, what fish like and.......
Another way to give you some ideas is draw a grid on a board (like a checker board ) put a sample of each color you have down the right hand side and a sample of each color along the top (leaving the top right hand square empty.
Now where a horizontal grid meets a vertical grid it should be those to colors mixed.
You will end up with a whole row of every color mixed with one color (see link below)
Makes a good reference just look up a color and move to the two outer edges and there you have it.
After a while you won't even need the chart )))
good luck with it
Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:31 PM
go to Michaels or hobby lobby ( can't remember where i got it ) and ask about "Walter Foster color mixing recipes" book for oil or acrylic. over 450 color mixing combinations.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:43 AM
And try just overspraying one color with another, but with a fine, thin coat. I find that works well to give baits metalic sheen without losing the underlying paint color, or to adjust a green to a chartruese.
Edited by mark poulson, 19 January 2012 - 07:44 AM.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 01:26 PM
take 4 plus years of art class at $$$$ per class 3 class per year.... and then when it comes time to paint a lure shoot from the hip and just try diff. things
Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:12 PM
Sounds like you did art classes ? Can I just drop by your place ?
Posted 20 January 2012 - 08:55 PM
have you seen the paint jobs on my lures yet you can see what art class got me...lol I joined the Coast Guard instead and turned wrenches for twenty years
Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:10 PM
Hobby Lobby is the place. There today. For Ten dollars , a nice add. Thank you!
Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:58 PM
Get a "color wheel" at Hobby Lobby for a couple of buck. It will definitely get you started.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:16 PM
I bought ..."Walter Foster color mixing recipes....at Hobby Lobby like the one in the earlier post.....It was worth every penny......Thanks for the info.....JR