Stephanie Bower | Architectural Illustration: www.stephaniebower.com | Sketching Workshops: www.stephaniebower.com | Sketches: on Instagram at @stephanieabower & http://www.flickr.com/photos/83075812@N07/ | Urban Sketchers Blog Correspondent www.urbansketchers.org | Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Which Reds for Asia...??
Exactly three weeks from now, I will be arriving in HONG KONG! Yes, a good pinching is needed. For this trip, I'll spend 3 days or so in HK (and will get to sketch with the incredible Rob Sketcherman), then fly to Taiwan to teach at an Asian Urban Sketchers symposium called AsiaLink. It's held this in year in Taichung. I am thrilled beyond words, and have to thank the amazing KK for this opportunity. Will be GREAT to see the Aussie contingent!
After a week in Taiwan, I'll meet my husband in Japan and hopefully see Kumi and other Japan Urban Sketchers as well.
Yes, there will be LOTS of sketching going on...
and to that end...
I need help with some colors, and in particular RED. I hear the reds look different in person when compared to photos, and the reds in HK will be different from the reds in Japan. Whew!
Seattle Urban Sketcher Tina Koyama suggested vermillion, and Steve Gallisdorfer from ColArt/Winsor & Newton suggested WN Scarlet Lake. Amazingly, they are both very similar colors!
I showed the color test to our Japanese friend Naoe, and she picked the same color, so right on, Tina and Steve!
I'll also need a bluer red, and I'm thinking about Pyrrol Red. Of course, any of these reds could be tweaked a bit if needed, but as it's a pure primary color, I need to try to hit it right on the nose.
So, anyone been to these countries and have a good red to recommend???