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prismacolor pencils (I think) has a website - I think that mike's or HL or ac moore have color charts near where the pencils are displayed - anyway, what you're looking for is a color chart, it should list all the colors available - lightest to darkest should be together, which would give you blending of each color combo - if not listed with the same color family together, you're going to have to 'eyeball' it - works for me every time - I have a craft notebook where I write down 'everything', including color combos - don't forget the 'gamsol' to blend everything together - hope this helps
sometimes you have to choose between what's right and what's easy...choose wisely my friend
Kuddos to Maria...this is exactly what I was looking for.
Skin – PC928 Blush pink
Cheeks – PC929 Pink or for a rosier glow PC925 Crimson lake
Wood, earth or to give a distressed or dirty look - PC1082 Chocolate with PC946 Dark Brown for shading
Jean clothing – PC901 Indigo Blue
Blonde hair – PC1012 Jasmine with PC1034 Goldenrod for Shading
Brunette’s – PC945 Sienna Brown and/or PC943 Burnt Ochre – PC946 Dark Brown for shading
Red heads – PC944 – Terra Cotta and PC946 Dark Brown for shading
Metal – PC949 Metallic Silver
Sky – PC1086 Sky Blue Light
Grass, leaves – colour used dependent on matching with dp - PC1005 Limepeel, PC988 Marine Green, PC911 Olive Green, PC1090 Kelp Green, PC908 Dark Green
My favourite colours – PC994 Process Red, PC925 Crimson lake (used lots at Christmas) , PC992 Light Aqua and PC905 Aquamarine
OMG - I finally have had my ah-ha moment. I found this Prismacolor Color Wheel. I always wondered how did people figure out what 3 colors to use. Well, I couldn't figure it by sight...I just don't have the eye for that. Yet, I can decorate my home...so I knew I had it in me. But, I finally got it. You have to stay in the same hues, but I couldn't figure out what the hues were. Unlike Copics, you had color numbers to go by. Well, I found this great wheel that some wonderful person put together. MY HUE CHART.!!!! I am so excited. Here it is:
Red: Henna, Magenta, Blush Pink
Blond: Light Umbre, Goldenrod, Yellow Ochre, Tulip Yellow, Pale Yellow (Copic)
Khaki: Sepia, Khaki, Oatmeal, Parchment
Green: Dark Olive, Green Tea/Avacado, Chartreuse, Pale Yellow (Copic)
Purple: ..this is a very tricky color to accomplish with Prisma, they have crazy dark colors with no light, so I do mix it up. Here's my method to the madness: Bic Markit Polynesian Purple, blend this with Copic BV00, Then when it's nicely saturated, lined Prisma's Imperial Violet as the darkest shade, now go over the entire area with BV000. Note: The reason I use Bic Markit is because Prisma's purple is horrible at blending with Copic's light purples. So you need Bic Markit as a base for blending with Copics, before you laydown Prisma's Imperial Violet (dark purple). Yes, it's crazy. LOL
You don't need to use as many colors as I do to get a basic hue, but I do alot of blending, so I use more than three colors. Plus Prisma doesn't have pale/light colors in most of the colors so I do use pale Copic colors as the lightest color.