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Paint Color Chart

By gapriest
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This is a color chart I did a while back to compare the colors of different paint manufacturers, so I could create my own palette for painting digitally. I culled them from various internet sources, selecting the most commonly used colors for portraits and landscapes. The face on the right was just a testing ground for flesh tones.

Some of the manufacturers didn't produce the exact color I was looking for so I chose the closest match and designated them with a dot. It's surprising how widely they varied on the same colors at times. In addition to mixing my own versions, I ended up liking the Old Holland colors the most.

I don't use the swatches much in practice but benefited greatly from familiarizing myself with them. They can be downloaded from my blog if you want to try them out for yourself. They include all of the colors associated which each paint line, not just the ones shown here. I also include sets for some miscellaneous media, such as Prismacolor.

My blog: gapriest.blogspot.com/
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Thank you! This is so helpful! :+fav: