Lightfastness tests

Make your own lightfastness tests, no matter how imperfect your conditions are, you will have your own experience about the behaviour of the pigments. Add a diluted color swatch where you can, since there is the color change often the most apparent.

2021

These swatches were outside for two and half months during summer. Direct sunlight was possible from early morning to early afternoon. They were not protected by glass, so the paper got a little dirty and wet during stronger storms, which is not ideal, but it was the best I had.

Gouache

talens swatches

Royal Talens extra fine

color chart

  • 703 Black intenso [PBk9]
  • 506 Ultramarine deep [PB29]
  • 566 Prussian blue (phtalo) [PB15]
  • 616 Viridian [PG7]
  • 227 Yellow ochre [PY42]
  • 200 Yellow [PY74, PO67]
  • 311 Vermillion [PR4]
  • 318 Carmine [PR112, PR23] diluted color disappeared
  • 411 Burnt sienna [PR101]

schmincke swatches

Schmincke Designers' gouache

color chart

  • 201 Naples yellow light [PW6,PY3, PY74, PY42]
  • 206 Indian yellow [PY83, PO62]
  • 312 Vermillion [PR4]
  • 318 Bordeaux [PR170,PV19]
  • 443 Ultramarine blue light [PB29]
  • 438 Paris blue [PB15, PB15:1]

Holbein

color chart

  • Primary cyan [PB15]
  • Primary magenta [PR122]
  • Primary black [PBk7]

Watercolor

PWC swatches

Shinhan PWC extra fine watercolor

  • 557 Jaune brilliant 1 [PO20, PY74, PW6]
  • 521 Shell pink [PR9, PW6] shifted to cooler pink, the diluted color disappeared
  • 631 Lavender [PB28, PV15, PW6] diluted color got a little paler
  • 548 Permanent yellow light [PY1]
  • 510 Pyrrole red [PR254]
  • 657 Permanent magenta [PV19] got a little warmer/duller
  • 575 Hookers green [PG8] shifted to cooler green
  • 667 Brown [PR101]
  • 679 Van Dyke Brown 1 [NBr8] got a little paler and warmer
  • 617 Cerulean blue hue [PB15:3]
  • 622 Ultramarine deep [PB29]
  • 629 Indigo [PB66] diluted color got paler and greener

white nights swatches

White Nights

color chart

  • Carmine [PR170:1] diluted color disappeared
  • Lemon [PY3]

Royal Talens Van Gogh

  • Vermillion [PR255, PO73] got yellower, diluted part got much yellower

Umton

  • Permanent green lightest [PY3, PG7]
  • Aureolin [PY40] diluted part disappeared

Sennelier honey based watercolour

  • Caput mortuum [PR 101]
  • Permanent alizarin crimson deep [PR206]
  • French vermilion [PR242]

Daniel Smith

  • Opera pink [PR122] just out of curiosity i wanted to see how fugitove this fugitive color is

Markers

pitt swatche

Pitt Artist Pens

  • 107 Cadmium yellow
  • 109 Dark chrome yellow
  • 188 Sanguine
  • 127 Pink carmine
  • 133 Magenta
  • 160 Manganese violet
  • 146 Skyblue
  • 167 Permanent green olive
  • 232 Cold grey III
  • 247 Idanthrene blue

nassau swatches

Art Sensations Nassau Dual Markers

Colored pencils

derwent drawing swatches

Derwent Colour Drawing Pencils

I can see no change

2022

Waiting for:

Gouache

Umton

  • Naples yellow light [PW4, PY3, PY43]
  • Cadmium yellow light [PY35]
  • Yellow ochre light [PY43]
  • Cadmium orange light [PO20]
  • Madder lake deep [PR177]
  • Ultramarine red [PV15]
  • Ultramarine deep [PB29]
  • Phtalo blue [PB15]
  • Cobalt turquoise [PB36]
  • Helio gen green [PG7]
  • Oxide of chrome opaque [PG17]
  • Bohemian green earth [PG23]
  • Burnt sienna [PBr7]
  • Burnt umber[PBr7]
  • Iron xide black [PBk11]

Renesans

  • 05 Naples yellow reddish [PW6, PY42, PR7]
  • 04 Chrome yellow orange [PO5]
  • 21 English red [PR101, PR254]
  • 15 Violet lake [PV23]
  • 10 Cyan [PB15:3]
  • 11 Turquoise [PW6, PB15:3, PG7]
  • 16 Brilliant green [PY1, PG7]
  • 18 Sap green [PG8, PY42]
  • 02 Chrome yellow pale [PY3]
  • 19 Yellow ochre [PY42]
  • 25 Vandyke brown [PBr6, PBlk11]

Dong-a poster color 2002

Schmincke Akademie

  • Lemon yellow [PY3]
  • Primary cyan [PW6, PB15:3]
  • Burnt umber [PY42, PR101, PBk11, PBk7]

Watercolor

Roman Szmal Aquarius

  • 205 Benzymidazole yellow [PY154]
  • 236 Transparent oxide yellow [PY42]
  • 211 Azo red [PR144]
  • 239 Caput mortuum [PR102]
  • 337 Idathrone blue [PB60]
  • 338 Phtalo turquoise [PB16]

Winsor&Newton

  • Potters pink [PR233]
  • Viridian [PG18]

Schmincke Horadam

  • Quinacridone purple
  • Permanent karmin
  • Chrome yellow deep

RenesansIntense

  • 48 Golden green [PY3, PG7, PY150, PY151, PBr6]

Shinhan PWC extra fine watercolor

  • 593 Shadow green [PBk31]
  • 663 Light red [PR101]
  • 669 Burnt umber [PBr7]

Inks, liners, brushpens

Koh-i-noor

  • blue (endorsing)
  • violet (endorsing)
  • magenta (endorsing)
  • red vermillion (drawing, shellac)
  • brown (endorsing)

and more


Markers

Winsor&Newton Promarker Brush

  • Lemon
  • Sunflower
  • Blush
  • Dusky Pink
  • Lime Green
  • Forest Green
  • Cloud Blue
  • China Blue
  • Cloud Blue
  • Azure
  • Plum
  • Berry Red

Shinhan Touch Twin markers

Cool grey CG1, CG3, CG5, CG7. CG9, 120 Black

Copic markers

Neutral gray N1, N3, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, 100 Black


Colored pencils

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils

  • Cream
  • Pale mint
  • Blue
  • Blackberry

Derwent Lightfast Colour Pencils

  • Dusky pink
  • Nightshade

Polychromos

  • 168 Earth green yellowish
  • 247 Idanthrone blue

Koh-i-noor Mondeluz aquarell coloured pencils

  • 3
  • 4
  • 28
  • 29
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 10
  • 8
  • 11
  • 13
  • 19
  • 17
  • 20
  • 18
  • 24
  • 26
  • 25
  • 22
  • 30
  • 506
  • 33

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2022-03-03