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VicCina Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

So in trying to help myself around my color blindness and painting figures I came across the book and my experiment in the blog post.



45thdiv14 Jun 2017 6:00 p.m. PST

Very cool article you wrote. I look forward to seeing how things turn out.


VicCina Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2017 9:05 p.m. PST

Thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out too. :)

jwebster15 Jun 2017 10:38 p.m. PST

Good post Victor – have been following similar lines although have typical male colour vision, which although not "colour blind", is colour blind according to females.

This web site has a very detailed description of why "yellow and blue don't make green"


This colour wheel shows individual pigments on a wheel


Personally I haven't had much success with artist paints, they don't cover well enough for my taste and I mostly use Vallejo – but the knowledge of how to either pick the colours you want, or mix to get exactly what you want is invaluable


VicCina Supporting Member of TMP16 Jun 2017 8:03 a.m. PST

Thanks for those links.

One of the issues I have, especially with Vallejo is trying to decide which end of the color spectrum a paint sits on. For example Carmine Red. Does that lean towards orange or violet. The only identifying information is that it says it contains "Cadmium" which would put it closer to Orange. If that is even correct. They are not consistent with that type of information on the bottles which makes identifying them hard.

One thing I have found with artist paints for miniature painting is you need to purchase the "Heavy Body" paints. It won't be as transparent as the others and tends to cover better and if you add a flow aid to it, it won't break down as quickly.

Elenderil17 Jun 2017 1:56 p.m. PST

I sometimes find that adding a pure white helps show what secondary tones are in the base colour.

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