Book of Color, A Study of Yellow

Here is the third panel in my Book of Color, A Study of Yellow.


Book of Color Yellow

Here are the supplies I played with.

Book of Color Yellow Mediums

Acrylic paints (heavy body, soft body and fluid) – All of these created a nice yellow with some variations.  The Dairylide Yellow and Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue has more orange than yellow.  I liked the Primary Yellow and Hansa Yellow Medium the best.  I tried a new-to-me fluid paint from Golden called Hansa Yellow Opaque.  I didn’t see a big difference in coverage, but then I only had yellow on the page.  Perhaps it would have shown up as more opaque on a different background.

Daler Rowney and Liquitex Acrylics –  I applied them with a paint brush.  These are saturated colors.  Water resistant.

Dylusion Spray – the color was called “Lemon Zest” and it sure looked like it.

Copic marker – It bled through the paper, color was nice though.

Sharpie Highlighter – love the pizazz the neon added.

Painters acrylic pens – same colors and coverage as the acrylic paints.  The neon yellow matched the Sharpie Highlighter.

Faber Castell Gel Stick – beautiful yellow and draws very smooth.  Added water with a brush to release and spread the color.  Noticed that the areas where I applied this dry with a glossy-like finish.

Caran d’Arche neocolor II – love how these crayons glide on the paper and then release even more saturated color when water is applied.

Colored pencils (Blick, Prismacolor, Faber Castell – all are very similar in color.  Noticed that they did not write well over the inked areas or over the Sharpie Highlighter.  I think this is because of the wax in the pencils.

Koi watercolor – the yellow was very faint and didn’t show up over the other layers.  This should be applied in the first layer.

Overall I made quite a few discoveries with this color and I like this panel.  I’m looking forward to panel #4, Green.  I wonder if the greens, being a secondary color, will be as difficult as the orange panel was.  We’ll see.



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