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Discussion in 'Paints' started by Keifer smeaton, Oct 17, 2020.


  1. Keifer smeaton

    Keifer smeaton Double Actioner

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    I am trying to find an airbrush paint black or grey, that looks similar to charcoal. I usually just over reduced createx Illustration black but it has more of a brown tint to it. I just want the rich grey color not brown Thanks
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

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    How about one of the Createx neutral greys ?
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    Kim McCann Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    The Illustration greys are probably close to what you want. The illustration black out of the bottle is a warm black. If you want to make it more neutral or cool it down, add some moss green, or a touch of cobalt blue. I myself keep a bottle of black with just a touch of magenta in it for helping tint portraits while keeping a warm hue to the shadows I lay down. So maybe consider just tinting your existing black with other paints you have on hand.

    I do find that the white pigment used in the CI greys can be a bit picky about going through a micron at the low pressures where I like to work, so I tend to just use black, mixed with a tiny bit of another color, some transparent medium and 4013 reducer. I can dial in any grey I want by the amount of paint I lay down.

    I use the CI greys when I am working with a bigger tip brush, like my eclipse, or working at a higher pressure further from the canvas, and I need an opaque cover.
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    IMO the problem is redshift (or yellowshift?) when applying darker transparent tone over bright. You can add a drop of white, but you will lose some transparency. For urethanes I use black + candy black mix (my candy black has a blueish hue). Maybe drop of cerrulean/viridian, or candy20 tealiscious will fix it.
    By the way: are these createx neutral grays opaque?
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    Kim McCann Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    Yeah. the CI greys are made with white pigment mixes which makes them opaque. More opaque the lighter you go.

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    Thanks everyone I will look into it sounds good
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    That’s a lot of Greys to consider. Great info folks!


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