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TRIDENT

COLOR MIXING GUIDE


This guide is intended to help you mix the main and most popular colors on the
artists pallet. Please note that there are notes and tips on some of the more
extreme formulations to make it practical and easier for you.
If there are any colors or formulations you would like to see, please let us know
and we will see what we can do.


Swatch

Color

Drops

Percentage



4 drops TRU Yellow
16 drops TRU Blue



20% Yellow
80% Blue



Cool Red


19 drops TRU Red
1 drop TRU Violet


95% Red
5% Violet



Cool Yellow


19 drops TRU
Yellow
1 drop Cadmium
Yellow (see mixture
below)

95% Yellow

5% Cadmium
Yellow

99.9%
Yellow
0.01% Blue



Warm Blue



10 drops TRU Blue 50% Blue
10 drops TRU Violet 50% Violet

COOL primaries


Cool Blue

WARM
primaries

Practical Mixing
Tips/Notes




To make
Transparent /
Candy / Glaze


29 drops TRU
Yellow
21 drops TRU Red


58% Yellow
42% Red



Warm
Yellow


0.25% Red
99.75%
Yellow





Transparent
Colors




Add 30% of
TRIDENT
color to 70%
of TRIDENT
Transparent
Base
(Neutral)
Reduce as
required

To mix colors like this or


even lighter, it is suggested
to mix a decent quantity of
Benzimida Orange
(Light Orange), then use a
tiny drop or more of that
in yellow to get your
lightest oranges.

TRIDENT colors can be
added to the Transparent
Base to make Transparent
colors.
Transparent color show up
over light surfaces and
colors but are invisible
over dark backgrounds



Most colors will give the
highest transparency,
however certain colors
such as TRU White and
TRU Flesh which have high
concentrations of opaque
pigment will only become
translucent, not
transparent such as yellow,
red, blue, violet, green
orange and so on.



Warm Red




Swatch

Color

Drops

Oranges

Percentage Practical Mixing


Tips/Notes



Benzimida
Orange
(Light
Orange)




49 Drops TRU Yellow
1 Drop TRU Red




98% Yellow
2% Red


Cadmium
Orange
(Mid-Orange)



19 drops TRU Yellow
1 drop TRU Red



95% Yellow
5% Red


Pyrrole
Orange
(Moly/Burnt
Orange)



18 drops TRU Yellow
2 drops TRU Red



90% Yellow
10 % Red


Naphthol
Scarlet
(Deep
Orange-Red)



15 drops TRU Yellow
5 drops TRU Red



80% Yellow
20% Red

Color

Drops

Percentage



Cadmium
Lemon
(light Lime)



999 drops Phthalo
Green
1 drop TRU Blue



99.9%
Yellow
.01% Blue


Phthalo
Yellow Green
(Slime
Green)



99 drops TRU Yellow
1 drop TRU Blue



99% Yellow
1% Blue

Greens


To mix colors like this or
even lighter, it is
suggested to mix a decent
quantity of Cadmium
Orange for your color
library then use a drop or
more of that in yellow to
get your lightest oranges.






















Practical Mixing
Tips/Notes
To mix colors like this or
even lighter, it is
suggested to mix a decent
quantity of Phthalo Green
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.








Permanent
Green Light
(Grass
Green)



50 drops TRU Yellow
1 drop TRU Blue


Permanent
Green
(mid-Green)



19 drops TRU Yellow
1 drop TRU Blue




Deep Green



18 drops TRU Yellow
2 drops TRU Blue




Dark Green



16 drops TRU Yellow
4 drops TRU Blue



Phthalo
Terquoise



10 drops TRU Blue
10 drops TRU Yellow












95% Yellow
5% Blue








90% Yellow
10% Blue








80% Yellow
20% Blue







50% Blue
50% Yellow



Dark Cobalt
Blue



10 drops TRU Violet
10 drops TRU Blue



50% Violet
50% Blue

Purples



98% Yellow
2% Blue

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.


Thioindigo
Violet
(Violet- Red)



10 drops TRU Violet
10 drops TRU Red



50% Violet
50% Red


Quinacridone
Violet
(Red-Violet)



15 drops TRU Red
5 drops TRU Violet



75% Red
25% Violet

Swatch

Color

Drops

Percentage

FLESH TONES



Blush Flesh


19 drops TRU
FLESH
1 drop TRU Brown


95% Flesh
5% Brown



Peach Flesh


35 drops TRU Flesh
13 drops TRU
Yellow
1 drops TRU Red
1 drops TRU Yellow


15 drops TRU Flesh
5 drops TRU brown


70% Flesh
26% Yellow
2% Red
2% Yellow



75% Flesh
25% Brown


10 drops TRU Flesh
9 drops TRU Yellow
1 drop TRU Brown


50% Flesh
45% Yellow
5% Brown



Benzimida
Maroon




Gold Ochre
(Golden
Yellow)

Practical Mixing
Tips/Notes
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.



Dark Raw
Sienna
(Deep Straw)


10 drops TRU Flesh
9 drops TRU Yellow
1 drop TRU Brown
1 drop TRU Violet


58% Flesh
42% Yellow
5% Brown
5% Violet



Grey Brown


60% TRU Flesh
35% TRU Brown
5% TRU Black


60% Flesh
35% Brown
5% Black


Chocolate
Brown


35 drops TRU Flesh
60 drops TRU
Brown
5 drops TRU Black


35% Flesh
60% Brown
5% Black


Dark
Chocolate


85 drops TRU
Brown
15 drops TRU Black


85% Brown
15% Black


Swatch

Color

Drops

Percentage

Grey Scales

Practical Mixing
Tips/Notes
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