So I sat down yesterday with a pic (attached) of a baby bluegill, and I'm thinking "I'll hit this in about 4 minutes". But I had some trouble with it. I was using Ctex airbrush pearls over Auto Air aluminum base to get the silvery effect. It looked fine over this base as far as effect, just the color was off. After about 2 hours of mixing, spraying over different bases, and tossing out paint, I finally gave up on the assumption that either I don't have the right paint or what I'm trying to match is more about layering affect ( which I don't have much experience with) and not so much about mixing up a shade. Here is what I'm trying to match; just in case the pic doesn't stick where I want it to stick it's the green one:
All the hues I came up with were a little off, being either too gold or too olive or too minty. I know I'm missing something here.
The colors I'm working with:
Pearl Pineapple (yellow. A little off primary yellow. This might be part of the problem.)
Pearl Satin Gold (this seemed to push it in the right direction)
In the meantime I'm going to try to do something like this:
Edited by blazt*, 31 May 2011 - 12:10 PM.