I was wondering if anyone knows what Createx/wicked colors most closely resemble CMYK print ink colors. I would like to experiment using color separations to layer accurate color. Chuck Close did this in the 60s and 70s.
If you intend to use this system, you need the exact colours and not the closest thing to them, as I'm sure you know these are Cyan (blue) Magenta (red) and primary yellow, I've had a look and createx or wicked don't seem to have these, I personally use Schminke aerocolour which does have them, I have all 3 and I also have the normal red, blue and yellow primaries along with white and black opaques, I mix all my own colours and don't buy anything except the primaries.
When I use the CYMK colours I mix them on the work surface, which generally means if I want green I first apply a fine mist of Cyan the go over that with yellow and just keep going until I reach the required tone.
I've just checked this guy out and he's amazing, and from what I see from his art, you really do need the genuine colours.
I hope this helps and saves you a little money.