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thegrindre

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on: November 13, 2017, 05:04:52 PM
Hi all,
Hey Dennis, why do you use Chinese White instead of White Gouache?
Gouache seems to be more practical as it being an opaque watercolor medium, IMO. But, then, what do I know.  :2funny:

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dennis

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Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 06:41:58 PM
Rick, I used Chinese White just because that was all I had at that moment. I could just as well have used White Gouache - they are both opaque and water-based.
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thegrindre

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Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 04:37:56 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis. I thought that might be the answer.  ;)

Can you stand another one?
I've been watchin' a few YouTube videos who say I need to make a color mixing palette or color chart to help with all the colors I have.
Question is, How do I mix say, 25% blue into/with 75% yellow? Then 75% blue with 25% yellow? And 50% by 50%. This is supposed to give me a few variations and intensities with the mixing of colors. Say green, light and dark and thinly washed out to make about 6 variations. (Or more if necessary)
How do I go about mixing percentages of watercolors to make this color chart? (Color Mixing Palette)  ???
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Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 11:10:43 AM
Rick, I have yet to personally find a way to divide the percentages into exact proportions. All my life I have gone with guestimation only. Then I go ahead and fine-tune it to the value and hue that I want.


An important point to remember is that every person has a unique make-up of the eye as far as the rods and cones are concerned, which results in everyone seeing a colour and tonal range slightly different to someone else. Just mix it to the colour that you like  O0


A colour chart with the exact colours you use is a great advantage. There is a lesson on making a colour wheel.
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Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 02:41:31 PM
 :thankyou: again, Dennis. And I do understand.

Yes, I have that lesson and I have a color wheel or two, also.  ;)
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