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#61 MikeGolfJ3

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 08:22 PM

Attached are the latest and greatest paint swatch poster.  There are three (3) and are organized by - Color Family, Numeric Order, and Triad Groups.  As always, if you have suggestions and or corrections, please let me know.


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#62 Wren

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:31 AM

I printed up a chart with the names of the colors and a space to paint a swatch on some card stock.  Whenever I opened a paint to use, I would fill in the swatch since I had the color open already.  It took a while but it was filled up eventually and its are really handy reference.  One of my best paint jobs ever! ::):

 

This is a pretty cool idea. 

 

I imagine this would not be particularly convenient for him, but if Mike were willing to do a fourth version of his chart, it might make it easier for lots of people to do something like this. (I think the colour family version would probably be the most useful one to have done this way.) The problem with painting onto the swatches of the current chart is that if you paint over the printed swatch, you lose the name and number of the paint. So what we'd really need to be able to do this would be to have the number (and name, if possible) of the paint printed beneath the printed swatch, so you still know what the paint is as you paint in real colour samples over the swatches. 

 

If such a chart were to come into being, I could print it out on 8x11 card stock and slowly start filling it in. And/or, I could print it out to take to ReaperCon and try dropping it on Corporea's table to see if people would be willing to crowd source filling the bulk of it in, and then fill in any missing holes myself once I got back home. Then I could scan the page to upload. While it still wouldn't solve the problem of no one using colour corrected monitors (nor is my scanner colour corrected), it would at least make it possible to compare one colour to another to see if it's much darker/lighter and so on and be another tool for people who can buy a limited set of colours to use in deciding what they need.



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:02 PM

We also have to remember that some colors, like reds, need a pink or gray primer to display correctly. I know Wren knows this but it's a useful reminder for the newer painters.
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Posted 18 November 2014 - 02:28 PM

The red I did the patches on the chart for was on white gesso (as they all were).  And I think it looked correct to me.  But I could try it the other way of course.


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 01:00 AM

MikeGolfJ3, thanks for posting those updated color charts. Words cannot express how useful they are to me.
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Posted 20 November 2014 - 10:56 AM

Bear & Wren,

You are very welcome!  I do not mind doing the charts.  

 

Wren,

Give me a better idea of what you want and I'll work on it.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 01:08 PM

MikeGolfJ3, thanks for posting those updated color charts. Words cannot express how useful they are to me.

 

I was glad I was able to help in some small way.  But nothing compared to what Mike has done.  I reference this often when looking for a color.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:23 PM

MikeGolfJ3, thanks for posting those updated color charts. Words cannot express how useful they are to me.

 
I was glad I was able to help in some small way.  But nothing compared to what Mike has done.  I reference this often when looking for a color.

You were involved, too? Thank you also. My bad for not reading the thread closely enough.

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 07:29 PM

 

 

MikeGolfJ3, thanks for posting those updated color charts. Words cannot express how useful they are to me.

 
I was glad I was able to help in some small way.  But nothing compared to what Mike has done.  I reference this often when looking for a color.

You were involved, too? Thank you also. My bad for not reading the thread closely enough.

 

 

In a very minor way.  I just made what limited edition color patches I could from the colors I have.  I am fortunate enough to have a device that measures color swatches and a few of the limited edition Reaper paints.  Mike deserves 99.9% of the credit here.


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