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Correct this by adding yellow or yellow-orange. This is a pair of constant hue studies combined on a single chart. Though the alignment of vertical columns is sacrificed, the general progression of chroma from low to high is still evident. This is a digital complement-pair hue chart — two constant hue charts are arranged on a single board.
You may combine your two Constant Hue Charts this way if you like. New: This site allows you to generate Munsel charts that might be helpful for comparison while completing this assignment. These examples are digitally generated slices of the Munsell color model.
These will give you some idea of what 20 major hues offer via the Munsell color specification system. Note that under each color swatch is the Munsell specification for that color. The exact number of color samples on a given row varies depending on the specific hue and the particular pigment used, as well as other mixing details. So don't try to match the number of colors on each row. Also, unless your computer monitor is color calibrated, the colors on-screen are only approximately correct.
To see a a large view of each plate: Mac — control-click; "View Image" Win — right-click;? Begin with the cool hue — it is usually easier to manage than the warm hue. The first step is to identify the value of your color. Compare your color to your value staff.
Basically, what value is your color strait-out-of-the-tube? In this next stage you will complete a full row of samples, from neutral to full chroma for your intrinsic value row. Recall that your goal is to mix 6 colors that vary from almost neutral low chroma to high chroma in even steps. Maintain a constant value — each color sample should be the same value as your out-of-the-tube color. Maintain your hue — don't let the hue shift warm or cool. This is the first color exercise in which you are working to discern and to control chroma precisely.
You will have such lower chroma colors for only a few of your hues. In practice you'll likely combine these techniques as needed. The key mixing problem effecting your choice is hue-shift. Note that each of these strategies is explained, or anticipated, by the straight-line mixing method. The strategy that I suggest makes it easier to control chroma than most strategies.
You'll need three " source colors " — colors available for mixing on your palette. You'll need:. This is the color that you'll use to lower the chroma of your main color. Why bother with a mid-chroma mix? To make mixing the other colors easier. Recall that one aspect of the straight-line mixing method is that you should mix with source colors that are as close to your target color as possible. Well, the mid-chroma mix is that "closer color. Prepare the paint mixture that you will add to your pure, intense, main color in order to lower its chroma.
You will likely also need to adjust the hue of your complementary hue. That is, most of our "complements" are only approximate and most of our tube-paints are not precise complements to other tube-colors. Recall your Complement Mix Plate tactics. If you are creating a green constant hue chart and are using a complementary red, you may well have to add some red-violet or violet to your red in order to get a really good mixing complementary.
One of the challenges in this assignment is controlling hue-shift. A successful complement-mixed neutral should pose very little hue-shift trouble. How do I mix it? Recall your Complement Mix plate — you likely just completed it. Recall how you mixed your "best 3-color neutral" — use that strategy again. Use combinations of your pure, main color, your neutralizing color, and your mid-chroma color to mix each sample along your row.
Watch for values that shift lighter or darker. Adjust as needed. Watch for hue-shift and adjust your mix as needed. Create consistent steps of chroma change. This will be difficult at first, but once you have created your first and longest intrinsic value row, the other rows are easier because you can compare back with your first row — using it as a reference.
Each of the other rows is more or less a repeat of the first row — except that the the rows get shorter and shorter due the decreasing potential of chroma at other values. Online Paint-Mixing Tool This Golden Colors resource does a surprisingly good job of emulating the methods and effects of paint mixing. Try it out. Though the onscreen samples are small, you may be able to try out the effect of mixing the colors you own