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Tony (ASM)

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on: September 24, 2011, 12:01:27 AM
Recently I've been looking to improve my knowledge of colour mixing. I've bought the 'Colour Buster' from Dennis & Nolan here and been studying it. (I need to print off the bigger version too).
Having taken a little time out to think about the concepts of colour mixing, it's become apparent that colour identification requires as much skill and study as the replication of that colour.
If we look at a blue coat hanging up against a white door, on closer inspection we can see many colours, including reflections. By isolating a very small areas, we can see these better.
So, I've come up with an idea (it may not be so good but, worth considering!), a 'Tick Box Check List'. What I mean by this is, when we look at an item and want to determine it's 'colour', by the process of eliminating the obvious ones, we start to narrow the choices down. If something is a form of red then, obviously we can tick off the black, yellow, white, blue, etc. until we reach a point where we can use the 'Colour Buster' to clarify further and aim to replicate it.
In compiling a list I'd make sure the primaries, secondaries, tertiaries were in then, the black, white, greys, browns and, gold, silver, bronze etc.
Colour identification seems to be a area in need of further focus & study. I aim to continue improving in this area and hopefully manifest in the process of better replications in the mix.
Cheers.
Tony  :painting:
 
« Last Edit: September 24, 2011, 12:11:01 AM by Topdoginuk »
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Reply #1 on: September 24, 2011, 02:39:55 AM
 :clap: long time no see Tony, how's the tutorial series coming along?


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Reply #2 on: September 24, 2011, 10:41:53 AM
Hey Nolan!
                 It's great to be back on! I've been busy with different areas. Barbering Tutorial DVD took a back seat but now on the agenda to get completed. We bought a Motor-Home a few weeks ago and it's awesome! Been travelling round looking for a shop to rent so we can open a music/art store & maybe a small gallery. Problem is, determining whether to risk thousands of pounds only to discover people just don't have money to spare! Many towns are becoming littered with empty shops and ruined lives. Not keen on joining the clone shopping Malls. Ruled that out. So, not sure what we're doing.  :(
It's good to be back on contributing here. Sorry I've been away so long.
Tony  :)
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Reply #3 on: September 24, 2011, 01:30:56 PM
only one way to find out, stand outside the shop you want to rent and talk to people walking past  ;)


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Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 06:40:55 PM
 :smart:
Cheers, Val

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