Tru8 COLOR MIXING GUIDE
This guide is intended to help you mix the main and most popular colors on the artist’s pallet. Please note that there are notes and tips on some of the more ‘extreme’ formulations to make it practical and easier for you.
Swatch Color Drops Percentage Practical Mixing Tips/Notes COOL primaries
4 drops TRU Yellow 20% Yellow Cool Blue 16 drops TRU Blue 80% Blue
19 drops TRU Red 95% Red Cool Red 1 drop TRU Violet 5% Violet
95% Yellow 19 drops TRU 5% Cadmium Cool Yellow Yellow Yellow 1 drop Cadmium Yellow (see mixture 99.9% below) Yellow 0.01% Blue WARM primaries
10 drops TRU Blue 50% Blue Warm Blue 10 drops TRU Violet 50% Violet
29 drops TRU 58% Yellow Warm Red Yellow 42% Red 21 drops TRU Red
To mix colors like this or 0.25% Red even lighter, it is suggested Warm 99.75% to mix a decent quantity of Yellow Yellow Benzimida Orange (Light Orange), then use a tiny drop or more of that in yellow to get your lightest oranges.
To make TRIDENT colors can be Transparent / added to the Transparent Candy / Glaze Base to make Transparent colors. Transparent color show up over light surfaces and colors but are invisible over dark backgrounds
Add 30% of Most colors will give the Transparent TRIDENT highest transparency, Colors color to 70% however certain colors of TRIDENT such as TRU White and Transparent TRU Flesh which have high Base concentrations of opaque (Neutral) pigment will only become Reduce as translucent, not required transparent such as yellow, red, blue, violet, green orange and so on.
Swatch Color Drops Percentage Practical Mixing Tips/Notes Oranges
To mix colors like this or Benzimida even lighter, it is Orange 49 Drops TRU Yellow 98% Yellow suggested to mix a decent (Light 1 Drop TRU Red 2% Red quantity of Cadmium Orange) Orange for your ‘color library’ then use a drop or more of that in yellow to get your lightest oranges.
Cadmium Orange 19 drops TRU Yellow 95% Yellow (Mid-Orange) 1 drop TRU Red 5% Red
Pyrrole Orange 18 drops TRU Yellow 90% Yellow (Moly/Burnt 2 drops TRU Red 10 % Red Orange)
Naphthol Scarlet 15 drops TRU Yellow 80% Yellow (Deep 5 drops TRU Red 20% Red Orange-Red)
Greens Color Drops Percentage Practical Mixing Tips/Notes To mix colors like this or even lighter, it is Cadmium 999 drops Phthalo 99.9% suggested to mix a decent Lemon Green Yellow quantity of Phthalo Green (light Lime) 1 drop TRU Blue .01% Blue or Permanent Green Light for your ‘color library’ then use a tiny drop or more of that in TRU yellow to get your lightest greens.
Phthalo Yellow Green 99 drops TRU Yellow 99% Yellow (Slime 1 drop TRU Blue 1% Blue Green)
Permanent Green Light 50 drops TRU Yellow 98% Yellow (Grass 1 drop TRU Blue 2% Blue Green)
Permanent Green 19 drops TRU Yellow 95% Yellow (mid-Green) 1 drop TRU Blue 5% Blue
18 drops TRU Yellow 90% Yellow Deep Green 2 drops TRU Blue 10% Blue
16 drops TRU Yellow 80% Yellow Dark Green 4 drops TRU Blue 20% Blue
Phthalo 10 drops TRU Blue 50% Blue Terquoise 10 drops TRU Yellow 50% Yellow
Purples The Trident range comes with a beautiful TRU Violet (which is a dioxazine Violet on the artists color palette). Though here are a few formulas for mixing rich variations.
Dark Cobalt 10 drops TRU Violet 50% Violet Blue 10 drops TRU Blue 50% Blue
Thioindigo Violet 10 drops TRU Violet 50% Violet (Violet- Red) 10 drops TRU Red 50% Red
Quinacridone Violet 15 drops TRU Red 75% Red (Red-Violet) 5 drops TRU Violet 25% Violet
Swatch Color Drops Percentage Practical Mixing Tips/Notes FLESH TONES These flesh tones are a broad stroke pallet of the most common and popular flesh tone colors. Of course any color desired can be mixed.
19 drops TRU 95% Flesh Blush Flesh FLESH 5% Brown 1 drop TRU Brown
35 drops TRU Flesh 70% Flesh Peach Flesh 13 drops TRU 26% Yellow Yellow 2% Red 1 drops TRU Red 2% Yellow 1 drops TRU Yellow
Benzimida 15 drops TRU Flesh 75% Flesh Maroon 5 drops TRU brown 25% Brown
10 drops TRU Flesh 50% Flesh Gold Ochre 9 drops TRU Yellow 45% Yellow (Golden 1 drop TRU Brown 5% Brown Yellow)
10 drops TRU Flesh 58% Flesh Dark Raw 9 drops TRU Yellow 42% Yellow Sienna 1 drop TRU Brown 5% Brown (Deep Straw) 1 drop TRU Violet 5% Violet
60% TRU Flesh 60% Flesh Grey Brown 35% TRU Brown 35% Brown 5% TRU Black 5% Black
Chocolate 35 drops TRU Flesh 35% Flesh Brown 60 drops TRU 60% Brown Brown 5% Black 5 drops TRU Black
Dark 85 drops TRU 85% Brown Chocolate Brown 15% Black 15 drops TRU Black