Indigo comparison. The top left is genuine indigo that I made from dry pigment, but the rest are from tubes. Most paints that are labeled as "indigo" are really a mixture of blue, black, and sometimes violet. Mayan blue pigment is made from indigo pigment (originally natural, now synthetic) precipitated onto clay particles. It comes in different varieties.
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  • yellowoxideIndigo comparison. The top left is genuine indigo that I made from dry pigment, but the rest are from tubes. Most paints that are labeled as "indigo" are really a mixture of blue, black, and sometimes violet. Mayan blue pigment is made from indigo pigment (originally natural, now synthetic) precipitated onto clay particles. It comes in different varieties.
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  • bhupi.caNatural wins in all accounts 😔
  • yellowoxide@bhupi.ca Natural indigo is surprisingly strong. It really stinks when making the paint though... 😲
  • bhupi.caInteresting... but that texture is rich!
  • ellaaaali👍
  • cyncyneaI like my sodalite from DS and the Mayan dark blue pb82 as a substitute 😊
  • yellowoxide@cyncynea Sodalite is really nice and I like its handling. Does yours stick to a magnet? For some reason I can pick up my tube with a magnet, even though I don't think the rock sodalite should be attracted to magnets. It's mysterious.
  • pigment_blue@yellowoxide what are the Mayan pigment types? I have the Daniel Smith watercolor and the Sinopia dry pigment and they are quite different. I am doing a lightfast test in oils now on genuine indigo, synthetic and Mayan blue and the genuine isn't doing very well after a month. It stinks too!
  • yellowoxide@pigment_blue from left to right it's Rublev Maya blue, Daniel Smith Mayan dark blue, Daniel Smith Mayan blue genuine. The two DS paints are from dot samples and especially the third one was hard to hydrate enough to get a full strength search. The synthetic indigo is Blick brand and I think they give that the top lightfastness rating but I've never tested it or the others.
  • pigment_blueInteresting that the Rublev is considerably darker. I'll have to check that out. In my tests in the past the Grumbacher synthetic indigo is surprisingly very lightfast.
  • sadiesavesthedayOf all the options, I feel like the Daniel Smith Mayan blue deep is closest to natural indigo. The natural indigo is so gorgeous
  • yellowoxide@sadiesavestheday Those are both really nice colors. I haven't done it for a long while, but for a time I was using cerulean gouache and the synthetic indigo as the two standard blues on my palette. They gave a good range of options.
  • sketchstagram.chHi. Maybe You already answer this question, but what kind of paper do you recommand if it's only to make some try / chart ? Don't want to use good watercolor paper for try but neither bad one and don't reach the true color. Love your work btw ! :)
  • yellowoxidesketchstagram.ch Most of the time the charts here are on Arches 140 lb cold press, but just small pieces. Just for experimenting though I use anything, including regular sketch paper. It won't look the same as on good paper, but can still give a close idea of the color. If you want to use the same paper that you paint on to get consistent results, you can also try using the back of paintings that weren't successful.
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