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Another dye cube, and some thoughts on color mixing | Tien Chiu's Blog
I finished the Procion MX Sun Yellow - Mixing Red - Mixing Blue dye "cube" a week or so ago, but only finished photographing it a day or two ago. I found it fascinating to compare this "cube" to the Gold - Mixing Red - Intense Blue cube I finished a few weeks ago - here are some photos and analysis for you. We'll start with a photo of the Sun Yellow - Mixing Red and Gold - Mixing Red color combinations (no blue in either mix): These were all dyed at the same concentrations. Left to right, the concentrations are 0, 0.06%, 0.12%, 0.25%, and 0.5% DOS in yellow; bottom to top are the same set of concentrations in Mixing Red. There is virtually no difference between the two color combinations except in the bottom row - which is pure Sun Yellow on left and and pure Gold on the right. This is largely because the Gold is a slightly more reddish yellow (like Sun Yellow with a bit of red added), so when the Mixing Red gets into the act, it overwhelms the very slight hue