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on: February 17, 2011, 05:49:08 AM
When I joined The Paint Basket I was very skeptical about The YOUTUBE VIDEO advertising A FREE ART COURSE just for joining.

So I joined up just to see what it was all about and it turned out to be a very comprehensive and very interesting course which I'm  enjoying very much.

While I was watching the course I came across Nolan and his COLOUR BUSTER  and thought "Hey that just looks so simple to be of any use".  I  was wrong. The COLOUR BUSTER is INGENIOUS and for $17.00 is A BEST BUY for sorting out THE DREADED MIXING PROBLEMS.

It WORKED FANTASTICALLY when I was trying to find a Light Purple Colour in a BOB ROSS picture I was using as My Reference Material to do this Review of The COLOUR BUSTER.

The COLOUR BUSTER showed me that my chosen  Purple Colour was just in The Band of  RED in The COLOUR COMPARE CHART indicating  I needed some BLUE with THE RED to make my PURPLE.

The COLOUR BUSTER also showed I needed to ADD A FAIR AMOUNT OF WHITE to the mix (it was very BROWN and DARK looking at that stage
stage)

But with the white added,  AS IF BY MAGIC, a beautiful matching Purple appeared (well near as damn it). I could have got it spot on with more minor adjustments.

So what very small changes would I make, if any, to COLOUR BUSTER?

I would like to see only two "colour compare windows" instead of three, so that they could be bigger to view through and I think it would be better on the right hand side as I think this would make it easier to compare the colours on your reference with your reference material and the colour matching in the colour compare chart.

This is only my opinion but as it stands COLOUR BUSTER has it all IN ONE COMBINED UNIT.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT AS IT'S LIKE HAVING AN ART TEACHER AT YOUR SIDE GIVING YOU PRIVATE ART LESSONS.
Tony B (UK)
« Last Edit: February 17, 2011, 09:56:35 AM by dennis »


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Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 07:36:45 AM
Great assessment and practical advice Tony. I keep the Colour Buster near my easel at all times along with my colour wheel.
Kelley


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Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 10:01:32 AM
Thank you Tony for reviewing the Color Buster. Highly appreciated  O0 Glad you found it very useful.
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Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 11:25:51 AM
I was thinking of trying it yesterday and might soon. I am not careful one bit about my color mixing. I read a tutorial that color is the first thing one sees. Example..if I showed someone a square piece of human skin you would know instantly what that was........because of it's color. You would know beforehand if it was associated with a person at all, but yet you'd know what it was instantly by it's color. So, color is real important in showing realism.            I am thinking of using some linseed oil instead of my fast drying liquin and premixing 3-4 values the day before i paint (so I won't be so frustrated and can spend the time just mixing one day).      Then, use them on the painting the following day (they should still be very wet, right? Does this sound like a good idea?
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 11:35:27 AM
hi patindaytona
I still think The COLOUR BUSTER is an easier way of going about things when it comes to Colour Mixing but I would suggest you ask Dennis or Nolan as they have far moe :painting: experience than me lol


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Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 11:52:07 AM
Thanks for the feedback on the Colour Buster Tony, now we just need a few more from others .....  :whistle:

Pat, if you mix your oil paints today for tomorrows session, then just cover them and pop them into the fridge or freezer and they will be fine O0


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Reply #6 on: February 17, 2011, 12:00:21 PM
Yes, you are correct, Tony. The Color Buster was designed to make colour mixing much easier than usual.
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Reply #7 on: February 17, 2011, 05:32:56 PM
I'd like to use it but I'll have to check out the laminating machines. Are they expensive? Can I use the Color Buster with a real object fairly easily too, such as a still life?
The moment you find yourself mostly satisfied with a painting and think you'll "just quickly" do this or that, that's the moment to stop completely. Take the painting off your easel and put it aside for at least 24 hours, then reassess whether it really needs that tweak.


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Reply #8 on: February 17, 2011, 07:51:11 PM
Pat you can have your Color Buster laminated at your local copy shop as well.

Yes, the Color Buster works brilliantly outdoors too. :clap:


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Reply #9 on: August 13, 2011, 06:07:44 PM
I have not had the opportunity to use my Colour Buster, however I just downloaded and Put it together.  I also downloaded and put together the Grey Buster.  I'm looking forward to using them both.  Thanks IDAP for these painting tools.

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Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 12:12:18 PM
you mean Paint Basket  :whistle: ;D


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Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 02:37:57 AM
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Reply #12 on: October 25, 2016, 01:16:09 PM
On first look ,this looks like the answer to many of my dreams re colour and tone comparasons and mixing, review sounds like this is a excellent  product.I am  printing out the instructions, love the detail and the extent of instruction aalso the details of its use so well explained. Many thanks to all concerned. inovation extravaganza i think this will prove.

Brian. :thankyou:


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Reply #13 on: October 31, 2016, 06:15:30 AM
It is indeed an excellent and rather unique tool.  Comprehensive, yet simple to use.  Easy to put together.

It really teaches and demystifies colour theory for beginners, and alike, this tool remains at the benchside of advanced PB painters.

For less than the price of a book, it is a great educational investment.  And the information it provided will never be outdated.
Cheers, Annie
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